Ivan Sergeyevich Ukhov (Russian: Ива́н Сергее́вич У́хов; born 29 March 1986) is a Russian high jumper. He won a gold medal at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and is a two-time European Indoor champion (2009 and 2011). He was also the silver medallist at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and the winner of the high jump at the inaugural 2010 IAAF Diamond League. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he won the gold medal. Ukhov has broken the Russian national record indoors four times: jumping 2.39 meters on 28 January 2007 in Moscow; besting that with a 2.40 m jump on 25 February 2009 in Athens; and establishing a new absolute record (indoors & outdoors) of 2.41m (7' 10-3/4") on 16 January 2014 in Chelyabinsk; and then achieving 2.42 m on 25 February 2014 in Prague. His best outdoor effort, 2.39 m, was set in Cheboksary on 5 July 2012. His leap of 2.40m (7 feet 10 1/2 inches) in 2009 made him the 11th man in history to jump 2.40 or better, and only four of those men have jumped higher (indoors and out); only three men have jumped higher indoors (Patrik Sjöberg, 2.41 in 1987; Carlo Thränhardt, 2.42 in 1988, and Javier Sotomayor, 2.43 in 1993). His 2.42 ties him for the third best high jumper of all time, only behind Barshim and Sotomayor.….. to know more, please go to wikipedia or IAAF Stats Link.
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