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Women's high jump and 1,500m world records refreshed at Diamond League Paris

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-07-09 08:55
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Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh celebrates after setting a new world record during the women's high jump at the Diamond League Paris at Stade Charlety in Paris, France July 7, 2024. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIJING - Excitement on the track and field is already building less than three weeks ahead of the Paris Olympics, as two new world records were set at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Paris on Sunday.

2023 World Championships gold medalist, Ukrainian high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh, raised the bar to 2.10 meters after securing victory - one centimeter higher than the world record set by Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria at the 1987 World Championships.

Mahuchikh cleared the 2.10m mark on her first try, breaking the women's record that had stood for 37 years. "Coming into this competition, I had feelings that I could jump 2.07m and maybe 2.10m," said Mahuchikh. "Finally, I signed Ukraine to the history of world athletics.

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