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A wonderful finish to Hustopečské skákání 2016

13.2.2016

The main competition - the Men A category concluded Saturday"s competitions. Well-known names such as Jaroslav Bába, Marco Fassinotti or Jesse Williams came to Hustopeče to try their skill against the very best.

Twelve high jumpers competed for gold, at which point each and every one at the city sports hall was up on their feet, cheering. The vital height proved to be the 230cm bar, only Ioanou, Chesani, Baker and Tamberi managed to clear. Last year"s winner, Marco Fassinotti hurt himself during one of his jumps and had to withdraw.

What followed was no short of a wonder.

1 Kyriak Ioanou from Cyprus met his national record and secured bronze at the Hustopečské skákání meeting.

2 Chris Baker from Great Britain cleared 236 cm, thus improving on his personal best by 9 cm. The crowd was up in flames as Baker won silver.

3 Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy met the standing record of Hustopečské skákání - 238 cm from 2011 held by Ukchov. He also broke his national record and created the best of this year, winning gold in the process.

Baker and Tamberi challenged the 240cm bar. Their jumps held a lot of promise but were unsuccessful in the end. However, the excitement and enthusiasm must have been obvious to the entire city of Hustopeče, if not further.

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