World Championships: Russia`s Maria Kuchina wins world high jump gold

Russia`s Maria Kuchina produced a personal best when it counted as she won women`s high jump gold at the world championships on Saturday.

World Championships: Russia`s Maria Kuchina wins world high jump gold

Beijing: Russia`s Maria Kuchina produced a personal best when it counted as she won women`s high jump gold at the world championships on Saturday.

The reigning world indoor champion cleared 2.01 metres for the title at Beijing`s Bird`s Nest stadium, winning on countback from Croatia`s two-time world champion Blanka Vlasic.

Russia`s Olympic and 2011 world champion Anna Chicherova finished in the bronze medal position.
 

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