Yaroslava Mahuchikh won a bronze medal in high jump at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
Ukrainian athletes Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Yulia Levchenko and Iryna Herashchenko competed in the finals of the 2020 Olympics in high jump. Iryna Herashchenko had an excellent start, a height of 1.96 m was done without mistakes. Unfortunately, Mahuchikh did not manage to jump as clear as her early attempts – although it was visible how Yaroslava jumped with a margin.
Yulia Levchenko was the first to fall out of the fight, as she could not take the height 1.98 m twice and already took a risk – and failed 2 meters . She eventually finished eighth. Also two meters became insurmountable for Irina Herashchenko, who could not restore her personal record – and stopped a step from the medals in fourth place.
And the finish of the competition, Mahuchikh’s jumps of2.02 and 2.04 . Yaroslava could take these heights, endure and be very close during the second attempt, but in the end three falls of the bar led to the fact that the Ukrainian became only the third. She lost not only to Mariya Lasitskene, but also to the sensational Australian Nicola McDermott.
14 athletes took part in the final. As a result, Yulia Levchenko became 8th , Iryna Herashchenko – 4th , and Yaroslava Mahuchikh managed to become the third and win bronze .
I was nervous but managed to focus. I have bronze. It’s cool because it’s my first adult Olympics. I’m thrilled to be here, to be in the final. The fact that I have bronze is very cool and a step towards gold in Paris. I am happy, – Yaroslava shared her emotions.
Parimatch is delighted with the Ukrainian girls, who were able to make it to the final in full force. Unfortunately, this time only Yaroslav was lucky, but we believe that next time the whole pedestal will be Ukrainian. Congratulations!
These funds will be used to purchase 10,000 sets of military uniforms for border guards.
the International charity organization Parimatch Foundation financed the organization of sports camps for the physical and psychological rehabilitation of children affected by Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
The total cost of the help reached UAH 8.5 million.