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World Athletics Championships 2022: Eleanor Patterson of Australia Clinches High Jump Gold

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Last Updated: July 20, 2022, 09:04 IST

Eugene, Oregon

Eleanor Patterson (Twitter)

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Patterson won on countback after clearing the bar with a new Australian record of 2.02m at Hayward Field. Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh took silver after a nail-biting duel with Patterson while Italy's Elena Vallortigara won bronze with a jump of 2.00m

Australia’s Eleanor Patterson soared to victory in the women’s high jump at the World Championships in Oregon on Tuesday.

Patterson won on countback after clearing the bar with a new Australian record of 2.02m at Hayward Field.

Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh, the gold medallist at this year’s World Indoor Championships, took silver after a nail-biting duel with Patterson.

Italy’s Elena Vallortigara won bronze with a jump of 2.00m.

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Three-time defending world champion Mariya Lasitskene, gold medallist at the Olympics last year, was barred from defending her title as part of the ban on Russian athletes from the championships due to the invasion of Ukraine.

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first published:July 20, 2022, 09:04 IST
last updated:July 20, 2022, 09:04 IST