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The Olympic champion in the high jump said she lost a lot in her career due to the suspension of Russian athletes. “I must say thank you that I have so many titles,” said Lasitskene

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Olympic high jump champion Maria Lasitskene doesn’t believe she can break the world record. She stated this in an interview. “RIA News”.

“Yes, listen, what a world record, I’m already 29 years old, and at least four years were taken from my career. At that time, when they were taken away, I could fight for a world record, and I thought about how I could survive as an athlete. In general, I must say thank you that I have so many titles, the title of Olympic champion, ”said Lasitskene.

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“I just jumped two meters at the Russian Championships, and everything inside me came off. Gennady Garikovich (Gabrilyan, her coach. — RBC), probably, will scold me for these words, but I take a sober attitude to the world record. As always, in fact, treated. At the same time, realizing that many opportunities were taken away from me, ”added Lasitskene.

The world record (2.09 m) belongs to Stefka Kostadinova from Bulgaria and was set in 1987. Lasickienė’s personal record is 2.06 m.

Lasitskene is 29 years old, she is the champion of the Tokyo Olympics, the world champion in 2015, 2017 and 2019, the European champion in 2018. She missed the 2016 Olympics due to the suspension of Russian athletes after a doping scandal.

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