Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first of six high jump world records set by Siberian Valeriy Brumel during a remarkable career which was sadly cut short at 23 years of age due to a motorbike accident.
Eighteen-year-old Mu clocks 49.84 to break record held by Sanya Richards-Ross
Competing in the stadium which will host Olympic athletics action this summer, Kazuki Kurokawa and Ryuji Miura were among the athletes to rise to the occasion at the Ready Steady Tokyo meeting, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series, on Sunday (9).
World high jump champion Mutaz Barshim will make his first appearance outside of his home country for two years at the Ready Steady Tokyo meeting, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series, in the Japanese capital on Sunday (9).
When JuVaughn Harrison leaped 8.45m at the NCCA Indoor Championships, few would have understood the significance of the achievement.
Blanka Vlasic, a two-time world high jump champion and the second-highest jumper of all-time, announced her retirement on Friday.
The nature of his recent victories had hinted at a big breakthrough, but even Elliot Giles appeared surprised when he crossed the line in 1:43.63 to win the men's 800m at the Copernicus Cup – part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour – in Torun on Wednesday (17).
Throws and track events had dominated the first two American Track League fixtures of 2021, but it was jumpers who stole the show at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting in Fayetteville on Sunday (7).
Yaroslava Mahuchikh’s rise continued – quite literally – at the Banskobystricka latka high jump meeting as the 19-year-old sailed over 2.06m at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Banska Bystrica on Tuesday (2).
Watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour high jump meeting in Banska Bystrica
World silver medallist Yaroslava Mahuchikh will face fellow Ukrainian Yuliya Levchenko at the Banskobystrická latka meeting – part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour – on Tuesday 2 February.