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Ivan Ukhov opens season with 2.37m in Hustopece

Hustopece, Czech Republic – European indoor High Jump champion Ivan Ukhov opened his 2010 season in style with a 2.37m clearance to highlight the first leg of the 6th Moravian High Jump Tour in Hustopece on Saturday (23).

It was a one-man show by the 23-year-old Russian. He opened his competition at 2.20m with a warm up jump, and continued with first attempt clearances at 2.28m, 2.30m, and 2.32m.

After removing his warm ups, he sailed clear at 2.37m also on his first try, an early season world-leading performance, a new meeting record and the best ever indoor leap in the Czech Republic.

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Competing before a capacity crowd of nearly 1000, he went on with three solid efforts at a would-be national indoor record of 2.41m. His first try was very close…..Read More

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