Darya Klishina (Дарья Клишина) falters in Russian Champs, Paris

After a spectacular 7.03m leap,  Darya Klishina fell short in the subsequent meets, the Russian Championships and the Meeting Areva (Paris Diamond League).

The 19-year Russian junior record holder placed fifth with a best jump of 6.73m at the Russian Champs in Saransk. Lyudmila Kolchanova topped the competition with a gargantuan 7.01m despite searing heat.

Track Beauty of the Week: Darya Klishina

Watch Darya’s Men’s Health Interview

Most recently, Klishina eked out a fourth place finish in Paris, leaping 6.61m behind Britney Reese (6.79m), Naide Gomes (6.73m) and Cuban World Triple Jump champion, Yargelis Savigne (6.73m).

The volatile American, Reese, overtook Gomes for first with her last jump.

Watch Reese’s last ditch effort from Universal Sports

I’ve always expected a classic duel between Reese and Klishina. Despite these setbacks, our new long jump darling (been getting quite a few hits on this blog from Darya Klishina searches!) has posted consistent mid- to high- 6 meter leaps.

Additional links:

Russian Championships results

Meeting Areva results

 

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