Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahusik won the high jump competition on Friday in the 45th edition of Wen Dame. The two-time Olympic champion finished sixth in the heptathlon navel diya, overcoming neck complaints.
Mahusik won by over 2m02 at the Brussels King Paudoin Stadium. She defeated world and Olympic champion Maria Lacitskane. The Russian, who has already won three times at the memorial, surpassed 2m00. At 2m02 it went wrong and then at 2m04 both of her attempts failed. Australian Nicola McDermott, who won last year’s Memorial, was in third place. She is also about 2 m.
Nabi Thiam jumped 1m92 to advance to sixth place. That equates to her season. His personal best is 2m02.
At Sforza she was tired, but today she was satisfied with the support she received from the Belgian public. “It’s a pleasure to see so many people. Although I was very tired, I had a good time jumping today. I even lost my voice (laughs).
The high jump competition at the memorial was heavily occupied. Russia’s Maria Lacitskane, Australia’s Nicola McDermott, Yaroslava Mahusik and Ukraine’s Irina Herashchenko and Australia’s Eleanor Patterson were among the top five participants in the last Olympics.
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