Yaroslava Mahuchikh has won bronze for Ukraine in the women’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with fellow Ukrainian athlete Iryna Herashchenko coming in fourth place. This was reported by the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine on Facebook.
Succeeding in jumping a height of 2 meters, Mahuchikh entered into contention for a medal, however she failed two attempts to jump heights of 2.02 and 2.04 meters, ultimately earning her the bronze medal.
"Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh is a bronze medalist of Tokyo-2020! 19-year-old Yaroslava Maguchikh with a score of 2 m gets a bronze in the high jump and brings Ukraine the 18th prize of the Olympic Games in Tokyo! Note that our athlete was the youngest among 14 finalists Games-2020 ", said in the message.
Earlier Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Khyzhniak won a silver medal in boxing in the weight category up to 75 kg at the Tokyo Olympics.
His opponent was Hebert Sousa from Brazil. According to the notes of the judges, Khyzhniak was in the lead in two rounds, but in the last one, he was knocked out. The judge was forced to stop the fight ahead of schedule although the boxer was ready to continue the fight.
In the 1/8 final match, Khyzhnyak defeated 24-year-old Japanese Yuito Morivaki (5-0) by points. In the quarter-finals of the 2020 Olympics, Khyzhnyak defeated 21-year-old Dominican boxer Euri Cedeño Martinez (4-1).