2018 Rome DL Diary: Mariya Lasitskene takes 40th straight HJ victory

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Lasitskene_Mariya-Rome18.jpgMariya Lasitskene, Rome DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

Mariya Lasitskene won her 40th consecutive win in a row, at the Rome Golden Gala. Lasitskene truly competes against herself, once she gets past 1.96 meters, and in Rome, it was no different.

Lasitskene cleared 1.84 meters and 1.88 meters on her first attempts. At 1.91 meters, Lasitskene took two attempts to clear, but was back on track for one attempts at 1.94m, 1.97 meters and 2.02 meters. She made three game attempts at 2.04 meters and did not clear. She was very tired by 2.04 meters.

In Rome, Lasitskene cleared 2.02 meters, and gave the world another World Leader. After her competition, Lasitskene said to the assembled media: "This meeting has a very good atmosphere, I am happy to beat my SB, I am happy to be here in Rome. It is good to compete in Stockholm soon for the next DL meeting.

In today's competition I got everything I wanted emotionally. At 1.91m I missed my first and then I was angry with myself. The audience was great, it helped a lot. And the atmosphere was so motivating. I am sure that everyone can beat me any time. So I must not relax."

Mariya Lasitskene is a perfectionist. She is also a rare talent. Watch her at the first heights. She tends to get a bit impatient with the lower heights. Lasitskene seems to relax at the larger heights. Will she break the world record? I believe so.

First though, we must respect her absolute domination of her event.

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