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General News Moscow, Russia

Ozolin and Dyachkov Memorial

The traditional Nickolai Ozolin and Vladimir Dyachkov Memorial meeting was held in Moscow in the Indoor Arena of the University of Physical Culture and Sport today (18).

The meeting constituted only jumping events, as Dyachkov and Ozolin in whose honour the meeting is named who athletes who specialized in jumping and after retirement became renowned coaches in the jumping events. Due to their efforts a lot of gifted jumpers rose to the highest sport levels such Olympic champions as 1960 and 1964 Olympic champions Robert Shavlakadze and Valeriy Brumel who followed the scientific principals these marvelous teachers.

The 2006 World Indoor champion Yaroslav Rybakov is not yet competing at his full strength this particular winter season. But nevertheless his father and coach Vladimir Rybakov was one of the happiest persons in the arena. His daughter Olesya is 20-years-old and is trying her luck in several athletic events. Today she was the best in the Women's Long Jump – 5.98m.

Another dad who felt satisfied was Sergey Malchenko. His son Eduard cleared the High Jump bar at 2.25m. But it wasn't Malchenko, 22, who won the competition as Ivan Ilyishin who cleared the same height and took the victory on count-back.

The well known triple jumper Victor Guzshinskiy made up his mind to look for victory in the Long Jump. His best result was 7.53m which turned out to be enough to win the event.

Natalya Kutyakova, competing in the Triple Jump, was trying to prove that they she is good enough for the Russian team. She leaped 14.07m twice for the win today. The former champion of Russia Alexander Sergeev was first in the Men's Triple – 16.04m.

Nickolia Dolgopolov and Rostislav Orlov for the IAAF