Youth beat experience on Saturday night as Maria Kuchina defeated her more senior rivals in a high-class final to deliver a third successive Russian success in this event at the IAAF World Championships.
The Russian championships and trials for the IAAF World Championships later this month were held in Cheboksary and the four-day event, which finished on Wednesday (5), produced several high quality performances in jumping events.
Following the conclusion of their national championships on Wednesday (5), Russia has selected a team of 71 athletes for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
Anna Chicherova lay flat on her back on the high jump landing pit at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (9), arms out, face full of surprise.
It was a good afternoon for France at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene as Renaud Lavillenie lived up to expectations in the pole vault and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde exceeded them in the 110m hurdles on Saturday (31).
The women’s high jump at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on 11 June is shaping up as one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions to be staged at the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
Every medallist from the major international championships of the past three years is confirmed for the star-studded women’s high jump contest at the 2014 Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 31 May, organisers announced on Monday (14).
Ahead of the 2013 World Athletics Gala in Monaco, Russia High Jump stars Anna Chicherova and Svetlana Shkolina faced the media on Friday (15), the former having won at the 2011 IAAF World Championships and London 2012 Olympic Games and the latter taking the honours at this summer’s World Championships on home soil in Moscow.
Sweden’s 2013 World Championships 1500m gold medallist Abebe Aregawi and her Kenyan 800m counterpart Eunice Sum sat alongside each other at the DN Galan meeting hotel the day before the IAAF Diamond League competition and the inevitable question was asked of them ahead of their forthcoming 800m race: “Who is going to win?”