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Slesarenko out-foxes Vlasic - Moscow

Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) leaps 2.02m to beat Vlasic (AFP / Getty Images)Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) leaps 2.02m to beat Vlasic (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright

Let’s hear it for the small people. Even as she stood on the podium, Yelena Slesarenko was shorter than silver medallist, Blanca Vlasic, but the Russian was the one with the gold. It’s not always about being tall, as Stefan Holm would agree.

And so while Slesarenko entered this competition with a modest 1.96 this season, she rose to the challenge with gusto to take gold away from under the nose of the Croat...

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