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European Championships

Russia's Lasitskene wins women's high jump

11 Aug 2018, 01:32 ( 9 days ago) | updated: 11 Aug 2018, 01:34 ( 9 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Athlete Mariya Lasitskene. File Photo Xinhua.

Russia's Mariya Lasitskene jumped to the gold medal after leaping 2.00 metres at the  European Championships in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Friday.

   The 25-year-old high jump athlete secured her second gold medal of the year after the 2018 World Indoor Championship in Birmingham.

   Bulgaria's Mirela Demireva took silver with 2.00 meters and Germany's Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch scooped bronze with 1.96 metres.

   "I am incredibly happy to finally have won a medal, especially in Berlin. A dream come true," Jungfleisch said. 

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