30 June, 2018

Lasitskene untouchable

Russian Mariya Lasitskene won her 45th consecutive high jump competition on Saturday at Charléty at the MEETING de PARIS.

45 victories in a row! Mariya Lasitskene, undefeated for the past 2 years, really is the queen of the high jump. The Russian dominated on Saturday at the MEETING de PARIS in the Charléty Stadium, securing the best performance in the world this season with a jump of 2.04m.

And yet she had some strong opposition, notably in the person of the Olympic heptathlon champion, Belgian Nafissatou Thiam. The latter finished 2nd in the competition with a jump of 1.97m, ahead of Ukrainian Yuliya Levchenko, credited with the same performance but beaten due to the number of attempts made at this height.