30 July 2010, 00:12

Russian high jumpers take gold, silver at European championships

 Russian athlete Aleksander Shustov (R), gold, and Russian Ivan Ukhov, silver, celebrate after the men's high jump final competition during the European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010. Photo: EPA
Russian athlete Aleksander Shustov (R), gold, and Russian Ivan Ukhov, silver, celebrate after the men's high jump final competition during the European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010. Photo: EPA
Russian athlete Aleksander Shustov (R), gold, and Russian Ivan Ukhov, silver, celebrate after the men's high jump final competition during the European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010. Photo: EPA

Aleksander Shustov has led a Russian 1-2 in the men's high jump on Thursday as he took gold at the European Championships in Barcelona, Spain, RIA Novosti reports. 26-year-old Shustov cleared 2.33 meters for his first major triumph on Thursday.

Aleksander Shustov has led a Russian 1-2 in the men's high jump on Thursday as he took gold at the European Championships in Barcelona, Spain, RIA Novosti reports.

26-year-old Shustov cleared 2.33 meters for his first major triumph on Thursday.

Fellow Russian Ivan Ukhov, the reigning world indoor and European indoor champion, settled for silver after managing to clear 2.31 meters.

The two medals furter  increased Russia's leading count to nine with three golds already won.

Briton Martyn Bernard won bronze, his country's fourth medal in Barcelona, with a season-best leap of 2.29 meters.

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