The best high jumpers to Malmö Games
It is set for one of the best high jump competitions. To the already strong field is now two of the worlds bests high jumpers added, Andrej Protsenko, Ukraine and Alexey Dmitrik, Russia will challenge about the victory money of 7 000 dollar.
– Four of the worlds five best high jumpers will compete in Malmö, says Theo Söderberg from the meet organization.
The world leader Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatar and Ivan Ukhov, Russia is since before set to compete at Malmö Games.
Not so long ago Mutaz Essa Barshim tried jumping at the world record height of 2,44 metres and was close to clearing. Qatars world star has Malmö as his base during the indoor season and trains in Atleticum with former MAI-coach Stanislav Szczyrba.
It has been speculated if Barshim can beat Javier Sotomayors world record.
– There is a world record bonus of 25 000 dollar waiting, explains Theo Söderberg.
The french pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie also aims to set a new world record in Malmö Arena.