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At the stage of the “Diamond League” in Monaco, soldier Mikhail Akimenko took first place in the high jump competition.

Mikhail Akimenko took the bar at a height of 2.32 meters at the stage of the “Diamond League” in Monaco. Canadian Django Lovett won the silver medal (2.29). The Belarusian Maxim Nedosekov closed the top three (2.25).

Another army athlete who participated in the tournament, the bronze medalist of the World High Jump Championship, the winner of the World War Games, the bronze medalist of the European Championship, the silver medalist of the European Games, Lieutenant Ilya Ivanyuk overcame the bar at a height of 2.25 m, after which he made a decision ahead of schedule complete the competition.

“Yesterday it didn’t work out well at the competitions, I had heavy jumps and could not get up,” Ivanyuk told TASS. – I decided that I shouldn’t torture myself and ended the competition. I think I did everything right. A much more important start awaits me ahead (the Tokyo Olympics – approx. TASS), which must be taken care of. This was my last tournament before the Olympics. Now I will go home, and on July 20 I will stop by the base in Novogorsk. We will fly to Tokyo on July 25th. “

Recall that Mikhail Akimenko and Ilya Ivanyuk were included in the list of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) of ten athletes to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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