Mariya Lasitskene (Kuchina)
improves to 2.06 at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond league meeting in Lausanne
Duelling with van Niekerk for the unofficial honour of producing the performance of the meeting, Mariya Lasitskene
produced a similar set of statistics in the women’s high jump – a world-leading mark, meeting record and IAAF Diamond League record – when she went over 2.06m.
, competing as an authorised neutral athlete, also equalled her national record into the bargain and extended her winning streak this year to 16 competitions.
She had the competition won when she cleared 1.96m on her second attempt, a height none of her rivals could negotiate, went straight over 2.01m, then had the bar raised to 2.06m and cleared that on her second attempt.
She then ended the evening with three jumps at a would-be 2.10m world record, but none were particularly close.
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