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Russian Silnov wins men´s high jump gold

Source: Xinhua | 08-19-2008 21:50

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Russian Silnov claimed the men's high jump title with the final result 2.36 meters of at the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday.

Andrey Silnov of Russia celebrates during the men's high jump final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 19, 2008. Andrey Silnov won the gold.(Xinhua Photo)
Andrey Silnov of Russia celebrates during the men's 
high jump final at the National Stadium, also known 
as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 
in Beijing, China, Aug. 19, 2008. Andrey Silnov won 
the gold.(Xinhua Photo)

Germaine Mason from Britain took the silver with 2.34 meters, and Yaroslav Rybakov from Russia, who also overcame 2.34 meters in his first attempt but cleared the 2.32 meters in his third attempt (Mason in his first), had to settle with bronze.


Editor:Si Qintu