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