• 20/06/2024 08:14

Ukraine won the first medal of the season in the Diamond League: who won silver in Doha

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On Friday, May 10, high jumper Irina Gerashchenko won silver at the Diamond League stage in Doha.

This information was reported by the Ukrainian Athletics Federation, URA-Inform reports.  

Thus, Ukraine began performances in the new season of the largest commercial athletics tournament.

“Irina Gerashchenko and Yulia Levchenko started the season at the Diamond League stage in Doha. Gerashchenko decided to skip the indoor season due to injury, so this was her first start in 2024. But this did not prevent the Ukrainian from entering the top three», — the message says.

Gerashchenko overcame all heights, including 1.91, on the first try, which secured second place. Only Serbian Angelina Topic jumped higher (1.94). Australian Elinor Patterson showed the same result as Irina, but cleared 1.91 on the third attempt and was inferior to her in this indicator.

Yulia Levchenko started the season in eighth place, clearing the bar at a height of 1.84 meters. The current champion of the series, Ukrainian Yaroslava Maguchikh, missed the competition in Qatar. Her participation in the seventh stage in Stockholm, which will immediately precede the European Championships in Rome, has now been confirmed.

After the Doha stage, the Diamond League will move to the fourth stage in Rabat, Morocco, where the women's high jump is also planned &#8212 ; the list of participants has not yet been made public.

Gerashchenko and Levchenko have personalized licenses for the 2024 Olympics, which they received at the eighth stage of the Diamond League in Polish Silesia. At the previous Olympic Games, Ukraine received only one award in athletics — bronze by Yaroslava Maguchikh.

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