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Russian athlete Maria Lasitskene sets record for World War Games in China

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Russian athlete Maria Lasitskene sets record for World War Games in China


23.10.2019

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The leader of the Russian high jump team Maria Lasitskene won the gold medal of the 7th World War Games in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Taking a height of 2.01 meters, the Russian woman set a new competition record, TASS reports.

Maria Lasitskene overcame the height on the third attempt, becoming the first with a wide margin from the pursuers. The second and third places of the War Games were won by athletes of Ukraine.

The season of 2019 is developing very successfully for the Russian woman. After winning the World Championships in Qatar, Lasitskene entered the history of athletics as the first athlete to become a three-time world champion. This year she also won the European Championship and for the fourth time won the highest award of the Diamond League.

Russkiy Mir announced the inclusion of Maria Lasitskene in the short list of applicants for the title of best athlete of the year in Europe. Four athletes are fighting for the prestigious title, the name of the owner of the title will be announced on October 26.

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