Mariya Lasitskene won her 39th high jump competition in a row with her win in Shanghai. The height, 1.97 meters, means little, but the high level of competition, and the level of athleticism that Lasitskene (nee Kuchina) exhibits each time she competes is something that must be experienced.
Her level of domination is truly under appreciated. The high jump super star has a high level of fitness, but also, a very high level of mental domination of her competitors in the events. Don’t believe me, just watch the competition for a few heights. Lasitskene would be a fine poker player: no emotion, no revealing of effort.
Mirela Demireva cleared 1.94 meters. She made Mariya Lasitskene work for her 39th victory, which is the way it should be. Lasitskene cleared 1.97 meters to take the win.
Mariya Lasitskene wins @shanghaiDL in 1.97m, High Jump – Women Pts 1 Lasitskene , Mariya ANA 1.97 8 2 Demireva , Mirela BUL 1.94 7 3 Jungfleisch , Marie-Laurence GER 1.88 6 4 Okuneva , Oksana UKR 1.85 5 4 Spencer , Levern LCA 1.85 5 … https://t.co/9tCQZLcCMP pic.twitter.com/DZuEtDBUMQ
— RunBlogRun (@RunBlogRun) May 12, 2018
Lasitskene cleared 2.06 meters on 6 July 2017 at the Athletissima DL in Lausanne, Switzerland. In near perfect conditions, Lasitskene showed her talent and fitness. Having won World championships in 2015 Beijing, London 2017, and the World Indoors in March 2018, Lasitskene only needs a gold medal in Tokyo 2020 to show her place in athletic history.
A wonderful interview, Mariya Lasitsekene spoke to @runblogrun in Birmingham after her long indoor season. She was so happy to have exceled in a long season and anticipated taking a nice break before the outdoor season. Now, as the outdoor season is starting, Lasitskene begins with a nice win in Shanghai, China.