Yaroslava fled war to be world champion and honor Ukraine

The coronation speech of the new high jump world champion, the Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh, was revealing and did not forget the conflict in Ukraine. “Before going on the track, I had my head in Ukraine. This medal is for my nation, for my people and for their army. I am very happy to have obtained it to represent them,” said the youngster. 20-year-old athlete, whom she emotionally celebrated, wrapping herself in the Ukrainian flag, while being cheered on by the Stark Arena in Belgrade.

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