HIGH JUMP

Athletics Weekly - - Iaaf World Champs 2017 -

MARIA LASITSKENE re­tained the ti­tle and achieved her 14th 2.00m jump of the year.

A rare blip at 1.99m, which moved her to third, was rec­ti­fied by clear­ances at 2.01m and 2.03m.

Teenager Yuliya Levchenko was a sur­prise sil­ver medal­list im­prov­ing her PB from 1.97m to 2.01m.

Bri­tain’s pre­vi­ous best po­si­tion in a world cham­pi­onships was 13th equal but here two Bri­tons – Katarina John­son-Thomp­son and Mor­gan Lake – made the top six and to add to the oc­ca­sion, it was the first time ever that two Bri­tons had cleared 1.95m in the same com­pe­ti­tion.

Euro­peans took the first eight places.

Maria Lasitskene: out on her own

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