Dmitrik tops 2.35m in Hustopece, near-miss at 2.41m
It was only the first stop of the 8th Moravian High Jump Tour, but the follow-up meeting in Trinec Monday evening will be hard pressed to match the drama and the excellent depth from Saturday (28) night’s competition in Hustopece.
Both titles were won by Russians—Aleksey Dmitrik took the men’s competition with a world-leading 2.35m, and Svetlana Shkolina won the women’s crown with 1.95m.
One cannot deny that Aleksey Dmitrik rises to challenges. Facing a national record 2.41m bar and after two mediocre attempts, the Daegu silver medal winner came so very close to eclipsing Ivan Ukhov’s 2.40m set nearly three years ago. Dmitrik’s winning leap was a world-leading performance for the season and it was an indoor personal best.