The leader of a world season in the high jump Russian Maria Kuchina (in marriage – Lasicka), acting under a neutral flag in London, was the winner of the world Cup.

She became the one participant who overcame the bar at a height of 2.03 meters (the first attempt).

“If you compare the gold of the world Championships in Beijing and the award the highest dignity in London-the second medal was given to me much harder – Maria told reporters. Why? First, because of the conditions that we set. Secondly, I had a huge responsibility, when you come to defend your title.”

Second in the sector for the high jump was the Ukrainian Yulia Levchenko (2,01). Bronze was won by the representative of Poland Kamil, Licwinko (1,99), and Olympic champion at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Spaniard Ruth beitia took only 12-th place (1,88).

The victory in London was to Kuchina’s 16th in a row. Maria became a two-time world champion. In 2015 world championship in Beijing she won the gold medal with a score of 2.01 meters. At the European Championships 2014, the Russian took the silver, losing Beitia.

Mary was the first among the Russian athletes that won the gold medal at the world championship 2017. Earlier, the Russians won three silver medals – their owners were Sergey Shubenkov (running on 110 m hurdles), Darya Klishina (long jump) and Valery Pronkin (hammer throw).

Maria Kuchina brought Russia the first gold of the world Championships in athletics 13.08.2017

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