Silnov soars 2.35m in Moscow
Ten men competed in the 16th traditional Moscow Cup Jumps with Music High Jump competition with Andrei Silnov, the reigning Olympic champion prevailing at 2.35m to equal the season’s world lead.
Perhaps the sounds of the loud melodies helped them turn the competition into the holiday of athletics in general and high jumps in particular.
All ten from Ukraine, Belarus and naturally Russia cleared 2.15m, with nine topping 2.20m. A sextet conquered 2.24m. And only then the whole thing really started when four, plus one, cleared 2.27m. It was Ivan Ukhov who turned out to be Mr. Plus One, for he missed the first attempt at 2.27m and then devoted his efforts on 2.30m which he cleared on his first attempt.