Russian claims M60 world record in high jump at Eurovets
Milers may dispute this, but I think 2012 may become known as Year of the High Jumper in masters track. Latest evidence was posted on the Eurovets website: вЂњVladimir Kuntsevich from Russia jumped to a new world record [last] Monday morning [at the just-ended European masters championships]. The Russian athlete practiced in High Jump (age group M60) and jumped 1.81 meters [5-11 1/4] high. Kuntsevich began his competition with 1.40 meters [4-7] and jumped all highs in the first try also 1.81 meters. The old record (1.80) was jumped by Thomas Zacharias from Germany in 2007. The second place went to Alexander Grishaev (RUS) and Jan Huijbers from the Netherlands won bronze.вЂќ See his straddle from early 2011.