Athlete Kuchina became the champion of Europe, Shubenkova gold was deprived of photofinish

Athlete Kuchina became the champion of Europe, Shubenkova gold was deprived of photofinish

Russian athlete Maria Kuchina (married – Lasicken) won gold in high jump at the European Championships in Berlin, taking a height of 2.00 meters on the second attempt.
A similar result was shown by the Bulgarian Mirela Demireva on the third attempt and received a silver medal. Bronze from a German woman Marie-Lawrence Jungflish (1.96). Kuchina and Demireva then announced they raised the bar by 2.04 meters, but failed.
"I think that I lost – I lost very seriously to myself, because this is not the result with which it is necessary to win the European Championship," –
 said the two-time world champion, for whom the gold of the world championship was the first in his career. – Medals of Russian athletes do not go to the team standings at the unified European Championship
In the final race at 110 m hurdles Sergei Shubenkov and Frenchman Pascal Martino-Lagarde showed the same time – 13.17 seconds. Judges after the photo finish gave the victory to the French athlete. According to official data, the Russian ceded the Frenchman 0.002 seconds.
"13.17 is not the result I had to run in the European Championship finals," Sergey complained after the competition. "Having run three races out of 13 this season and run here," die, "scratching." the gold medal Kuchina was the first for Russian athletes who perform in Berlin in a neutral status.

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