World champion Lasitskene wins women’s Olympic high jump gold

World champion Lasitskene wins women’s Olympic high jump gold
Maria Lasitskene of the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates after winning gold - Reuters / Dylan Martinez

Three-time world champion Mariya Lasitskene won the women's Olympic high jump gold in Tokyo on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Russian cleared a best of 2.04 metres. Australian Nicola McDermott claimed silver in an Oceania record of 2.02m, with Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh taking bronze (2.00).

AFP

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