Darya Klishina Дарья Клишина leaps 6.80m, wins European Indoor Long Jump gold

The talented Darya Klishina Дарья Клишина won her first senior crown at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris. The Russian junior record holder came from behind to nip Portugal’s Naide Gomes, the reigning European outdoor champion.

Read Track Beauty of the Week: Darya Klishina

Photos from EAA and RusAthletics.com

The popular Russian opened with a relatively modest 6.61m. By the third round, Gomes (6.79m) and the exuberant Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Юлия Пидлужная (6.74m) was at the top of the long jump perch. Klishina was a mere centimeter behind her compatriot, Pidluzhnaya, at 6.73m. In the fifth round, Klishina flew to 6.80m, bettering Gomes’ mark by the infinitesimal of margins.

Read the RusAthletics article here

Gomes, Klishina and Pidluzhnaya (Photo from RusAthletics.com)

With Gomes and Pidluzhnaya notching fouls in their respective final leaps, the standings became final as the formidable Russian duo notched a 1-3 finish.

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2 responses to “Darya Klishina Дарья Клишина leaps 6.80m, wins European Indoor Long Jump gold

  1. Pingback: Track Beauty of the Week: Darya Klishina (Дарья Клишина) « hurdler49: Hurdling the Real World.

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