Levchenko 200 cm
EAUBONNE (FRA, Feb 12): Ukrainian World medalist Yulia Levchenko confirmed top shape before European indoor championships with 200 cm clearance indoor PB. She cleared the height in second attempt and tried at 203. At the women only meet in Eaubonne second Iryna Herashchenko 196 and third Kateryna Tabashnyk 190 with young star Yaroslava Mahuchikh no-height at 185. Another top mark in pole vault as Katie Nageotte went over 482 and tried at 492. Second Morgann Leleux 459 and third French record holder Ninon Guillon-Romarin 450. In long jump also Ukrainian win for Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk 660. European champion Elvira Herman won the hurdles in 8.03 over Hanna Plotitsyna 7.04. In the 400 m fastest for Tetyana Melnyk of Ukraine 52.87 beating European champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic 52.94 and Anna Yaroshchuk 53.14, in another race hurdles double world champion Zuzana Hejnova 53.29. Latvian win in the 800 m as Liga Velvere clocked 2:01.10 ahead of Cynthia Anais 2:01.75. Moroccan Rababe Arafi topped the 3000 m in 8:54.92 beating country-mate Tigist Ketema 8:56.63 and French Ophelie Claude-Boxberger 8:59.57. Remona Burchell of Jamaica was the best in the 60 m 7.29.
Katie Nageotte, photo by PhotoRun.net