28 AUG 1999 General News

Women High Jump Final

Women's High Jump Final
The Ukrainian Inga Babakova, until now three times medallist in World Championships (silver in '91 and '97, and bronze in '95) won the title with 1,99. Babakova was the winner due to a more regular series than those of her rivals, since she made less fouls than them. The second and third were the Russians Yelena Yelesina and Svetlana Lapina (current under-23 European champion), both of them also with 1,99. All three of them tried to clear 2,01 but they failed their three attempts. The defending champion Hanne Haugland (NOR) could only jump 1,93 to qualify in the tenth position.
Mujeres Altura Final
La ucraniana Inga Babakova, que hasta ahora habia logrado tres medallas en mundiales (plata en 1991 y 1997, y bronce en 1995) se proclamo campeona del mundo con un salto de 1,99. Babakova fue campeona gracias a un concurso mas regular ante sus rivales, cometiendo menor numero de nulos en las alturas previas. Segunda y tercera con la misma marca, tambien 1,99 fueron las saltadoras rusas Yelena Yelesina y Svetlana Lapina (actual campeona de Europa sub-23) respectivamente. Las tres intentaron a continuacion superar los 2,01 pero fallaron sus tres intentos. Hay que destacar la pobre aportacion de la defensora del titulo logrado en Atenas, dos anos antes, la noruega Hanne Haugland, que quedo eliminada en las primeras alturas (1,93) logrando la decima plaza.
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