Hustopečské skákání
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22. ročník HUSTOPEČSKÉHO SKÁKÁNÍ, 5.2.2022, memoriál Heleny Rezkové-Hübnerové



One of the most talented high jumpers Yaroslava Mahuchikh from Ukarine is coming back to Hustopeče after 3 years. During her last start there she has made a world’s junior best 199 cm. Meanwhile she has become one of the brightest stars of the world’s athletics. With her PB 206 cm she ranks 3rd place in the historic world indoor rankings. Last year, she won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics and gold at the HME in Toruń. She ranks second in the world. The meeting director Zbyněk Háder said that he expects Yaroslava to overcome a meeting record made by German high jumper Ariane Friedrich (200 cm) because the surface in Hustopeče suits the Ukrainian athlete.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh will have a great competition in Hustopeče as promised by the organizers. For example, there will be another Ukrainian high jumper Iryna Gerashchenko that ended up 4th at the Olympics in Tokyo with 199 cm. She has already been in Hustopeče several times and she would also like to attack 2-meter limit. The same PB has the last Ukrainian athlete Kateryna Tabashnyk who is also a junir European Champion and finalist at both Indoor and Outdoor European Women"s Championship. She has made this PB in Hustopeče 3 years ago. The starting list also includes another rising start high jumper from Uzbekistan Safina Sadullayeva (PB 196 cm). Her best result so far is 6th place from the last Olympic Games in Tokyo. Another Olympics 2021 finalist is Marija Vukovic from Montenegro (PB 197 cm). She ended up 9th in Tokyo and she has also been at the last year’s Indoor European Championship.

Inika McPherson from USA will be very appealing to the spectators because of her extravagant appearance and style of her show. Her PB is 196 cm and she has competed at the Olympics in Rio. Even 2 centimetres higher PB has a multiple finalist of the both outdoor and indoor European Championships Oksana Okuneva from Ukraine (PB 198 cm). In Hustopeče there will also be a presumable successor of Mariya Lasickene from Russia – junior Mariya Kochanova (PB 194 cm from last year). Experts predict a great future for this bronze medalist from the European Youth Championships.

The Czech high jumpers will be represented at Hustopečské Skákání by the experienced Czech athlete Michaela Hrubá (PB 195 cm). Last year was not the best for Michaela and therefore she would like to break the bad luck ideally here in Hustopeče. The starting list will not be complete without the current best South American high jumper Jeniffer Rodriguéz (PB 190 cm), Yuliya Chumachenko from Ukarine (194 cm), Tynita Butts from USA (193 cm) and last but not least UK high jumper Emily Brothwick (193 cm).