In the heart of Lausanne, Switzerland, the stage is set for a thrilling “City Event” at the 2023 Athletissima Wanda Diamond League meeting. This year, the spotlight shines on the women’s high jump competition, scheduled for Thursday, June 29. The event promises to be a golden spectacle for athletics fans, featuring the likes of Nafissatou Thiam and Yaroslava Mahuchikh, plus several others, stirring up a wave of anticipation and excitement.
Watch the City Event High Jump
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Nafissatou Thiam vs Yaroslava Mahuchikh: 2023 Athletissima City Event
Among the leading contenders in the women’s field is the world and Olympic Heptathlon champion, Nafissatou Thiam. The Belgian multi-event athlete, known for her versatility, is a strong candidate for the high jump title, despite not being a regular competitor in the event.
With a personal best of 2.02m, Thiam is poised to make a significant impact at the 2023 Athletissima City Event as she continues her preparations for the busy summer.
Joining Thiam is two-time world high jump silver medalist, Yaroslava Mahuchikh. The Ukrainian athlete, currently the world leader, is a force to be reckoned with. Her impressive track record includes titles as the World Indoor and European indoor and outdoor champion.
The Ukrainian contingent also includes European medalists Yulia Yevchenko, Iryna Gerashchenko, and Kateryna Tabashnyk, adding to the event’s competitive edge.
Olympic silver medalist Nicola Olyslagers (formerly McDermott) is another highlighted athlete and global medalist named in this very strong field. Olyslagers, the four-time Australian national champion comes into this meeting in great form.
The 26-year-old has twice soared over 2.00-meters this season, and owns a 2023 beat of 2.01m, which matches Mahuchikh for the world leading mark this year. Olyslagers has a personal best of 2.02m
Mahuchikh and Olyslagers are the only two women to clear 2.00m thus far this outdoor season, but the field includes five jumpers with personal bests higher than that mark and we can expect a few of them to get close to their PB if the conditions are idea on Thursday.
Angelina Topić Also In the Spotlight
Adding to the excitement is Serbia’s rising star, 17-year-old Angelina Topić. Fresh off her recent personal best of 1.97m in Paris, the European bronze medalist is set to build on that momentum at the 2023 Athletissima City Event.
Since its inception in 2018, the City Event at the Athletissima Wanda Diamond League meeting has been a resounding success.
This unique event has captivated athletics fans worldwide and offers locals the golden opportunity to witness top-tier performances in an urban environment, a pleasant departure from the traditional stadium setting.
Women’s start list:
- Karmen Bruus (Estonia) – Season Best (SB): 1.96m
- Iryna Gerashchenko (Ukraine) – SB: 1.94m, Personal Best (PB): 2.00m
- Morgan Lake (Great Britain) – SB: 1.97m, PB: 1.97m
- Salome Lang (Switzerland) – SB: 1.90m, PB: 1.97m
- Yuliia Levchenko (Ukraine) – SB: 1.91m, PB: 2.02m
- Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukraine) – SB: 2.01m, PB: 2.05m
- Nicola Olyslagers (Australia) – SB: 2.01m, PB: 2.02m
- Elisabeth Pihela (Estonia) – SB: 1.92m, PB: 1.92m
- Daniela Stanciu (Romania) – SB: 1.96m, PB: 1.96m
- Nafissatou Thiam (Belgium) – SB: 2.02m
- Angelina Topić (Serbia) – SB: 1.97m, PB: 1.97m