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Ukrainian athlete breaks world record in women’s high jump, which lasted 37 years

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Ukrainian athlete breaks world record in women’s high jump, which lasted 37 years

Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh has set a new world record in the women’s high jump at the Diamond League in Paris.

Source: Champion, a sports news platform within Ukrainska Pravda’s holding company

Details: The Ukrainian took a height of 2.10 metres on her first attempt, breaking Stefka Kostadinova’s record of 2.09 metres (1987).

Mahuchikh won gold overall, becoming the only one to clear 2.03 metres in the section. Then, she achieved a personal record of 2.07 metres, conquering this height on her second attempt. Yaroslava did not stop there and broke the world record.

Top 5 results in the history of women’s high jump

Yaroslava Mahuchikh (2024) – 2.10 metres 

Stefka Kostadinova (1987) – 2.09 metres 

Stefka Kostadinova (1986) – 2.08 metres 

Kajsa Bergqvist (2006) – 2.08 metres 

Blanka Vlašić  (2009) – 2.08 metres 

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