Women's High Jump
World Record: Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria, 2.08
Venue: National Stadium
Tia Hallebaut wins gold medal in women’s high jump
Tia Hallebaut of Belgium has won the gold medal in the women’s high jump, clearing 2.05 meters in her first attempt.
Blanka Vlasic of Croatia won the silver medal and Russia’s Anna Chicherova won the bronze medal.
Amy Acuff hoping for a medal
Amy Acuff is the six times U.S. national women’s high jump champion. She recently finished third at the London Grand Prix behind Anna Chicherova from Russia and Nicole Forrester from Canada.
Off the field she has a successful modeling career and has appeared in Esquire’s portfolio of America’s 10 Sexiest Athletes, a 2004 Playboy cover [...]
Results from the London Grand Prix
1. Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 19.76.
2. Wallace Spearmon, United States, 20.27.
3. Paul Hession, Ireland, 20.37.
1. Martyn Rooney, Britain, 44.83.
2. Tyler Christopher, Canada, 45.29.
3. David Gillick, Ireland, 45.35.
1. Abraham Chepkirwok, Uganda, 1:45.64.
2. Michael Rimmer, Britain, 1:45.76.
3. Marcin Lewandowski, Poland, 1:46.49.
1. Boniface Kiprop, Uganda, 7:36.95.
2. Mike Kigen, Kenya, 7:37.66.
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Russian pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva and men’s 800 meter champion Yuri Borzakovsky will lead the Russian team at the Beijing Olympics.
The Russian athletics team has 49 men and 60 women.
Yelena Slesarenko made the team in the high jump and Athen’s gold medalist Tatyana Lebedeva will compete in the long jump and triple [...]