Mariya Lasitskene is the 3 time World Outdoor HJ Champion. She is the finest women high jumper in the world. She is a perfectionist. She holds herself to a higher standard, and demands excellence. Watch her in any competition. The smiles come out after 2.02m.
On Feb 1, Mariya Lasitskene smiled. She moved the WL to 2.04m, upping her seasonal best and indoor PB. The event was the Battle of the Sexes in Moscow, in the arena known as Salyt Geraklion.
Kristina Korolova was second in 1.90m.
In the competition, Men and Women compete together and rankings are based on the World Athletics tables.
First man was Ilya Ivanyuk, in 2.23m, who finished third overall, based on WA rankings. Ivanyuk is the World bronze medalist.
For more entertainment value, I have posted the Doha Women’s HJ presser. Just listen to Lasitskene, happy after a competition, but not giving the media, whom she knows, any quarter.