Ukhov Sets High New Russian High Jump RecordAlthough there is a video (linked in the adjacent thread) that claims that Ivan Ukhov actually jumped
7-11¼ (2.42), it appears more likely he jumped 7-10¾ (2.41).
Here's the google translation of the story posted on the Russian Federation's website:
Ukhov - 2.41! Kuchina - 2.00!
On the Russian competitions in the high jump and pole vault "Memorial Yuri Lukashevich and Vyacheslav Seredkina" in Chelyabinsk Ivan Ukhov and Maria Kuchina showed the best results of the season in the world.
Four days ago in Novocheboxarsk Ivan Ukhov showed in the high jump 2.38 and his coach Sergey Klyugin said that the athlete is in great shape and ready to jump even higher. Ivan did not take long, and today in Chelyabinsk showed outstanding result - 2.41. This is a record of Russia and personal achievement athlete.
As Novocheboxarsk Ivan started with height 2.15, which he resigned at the first attempt, then the first time he took 2.23 and 2.32. After that, he was alone in the sector, as Andrew Sil'nov and Eugene Korshunov , come down to 2.32 could not cope with this high and shared second and third place, taking on 2.29. As winner of the competition Ukhov orders 2.36 and again at the first attempt to cope with the altitude, and then orders 2.41 and the third attempt overcomes this milestone. This is a personal record of Ivan and national record.
Silver medalists Andrew began Sil'nov excellent performance in Chelyabinsk, after choosing the first attempt 2.10-2.15-2.20-2.23-2.26-2.29. Unfortunately, the line 2.32 became a stumbling block for the Beijing Olympic champion, but the tournament in Chelyabinsk showed that the athlete is in good shape. Eugene Korshunov, who started from a height of 2 meters, never missed a jump height and quite smoothly. One misfire it was at the turn of 2.20, which he overcame his second attempt and not immediately taking height 2.26, moved the remaining two jumps to 2.29. This height athlete overcame the first attempt to become the third with a personal best. 2010 European champion Alexander Shustov stopped a step away from the podium, finishing fourth - 2.26.
Maria Kuchina won the high jump women, setting a personal record - 2 meters exactly. Maria so high in his career did not jump, even in summer. Kuchina beginning with height 1.75 and hereinafter referred to as the first attempts to deal with the height of 1.80-1.86-1.89-1.91i 1.95. 2 meters she took the third attempt and topped the world rankings of the season. Second with a score of 1.89 became Oksana Starostin , third - Tatiana Mnatsakanova - 1.86.
In the pole vault for men with a personal record defeated Anatoly Bednyuk -5.60. Dmitry Zhelyabin also with the best result in his career winter showed the second result - 5.50. Senior Dmitry Starodubtsev 22-year-old Anton Ivakin rounded out the top three winners - 5.40. In women with a score of 4.40 was the best Catherine Kazeka .