LONDON (Reuters) - Russia’s Ivan Ukhov won gold in the men’s high jump final at the London Olympics on Tuesday.
The shaggy-haired 26-year-old, this year’s top jumper, secured victory with a leap of 2.38 meters, finishing ahead of America’s Erik Kynard who took silver.
Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, Canada’s Derek Drouin and Britain’s Robbie Grabarz each won a bronze medal after being tied in third.
Russia’s 2008 Olympic champion Andrey Silnov and American world champion Jesse Williams crashed out at 2.29 meters, well below their season’s bests of 2.37 and 2.36 respectively.
Reporting by Neil Maidment, editing by Ed Osmond