Olympic champion and world record holder in the high jump Sotomayor will be the guest of the Week of Athletics in Moscow

Cuban Olympic high jump champion Javier Sotomayor will be the guest of Moscow Athletics Week, the press service of the capital’s sports department reported.

A series of starts in athletics will take place from June 5 to 10. Sotomayor will be the guest of honor for Athletics Week on June 5-6. The 55-year-old athlete will attend events on Nikolskaya Street, as well as the high jump day. On June 6, his autograph session will take place at the South Sports Center of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex. Admission for spectators will be free.

Sotomayor holds the current world high jump record. In 1993, at the World Championships in Stuttgart, he crossed the bar at about 2 meters 45 centimeters. In addition, the Cuban is the 1992 Olympic champion, the silver medalist of the 2000 Games in Sydney and the winner of the Friendship-84 international competition series in Moscow, which he won at the age of 16. .

— Moscow holds a special place in my heart, because it was here in 1984 that my professional career on the international stage began. Very warm memories are associated with this city, and I am very happy to return to share my experience and my knowledge with new generations of athletes, as well as to be part of a great sports festival. It’s great that the event brings together so many top athletes, I’m sure the public will be delighted! said Sotomayor.

Athletics Week is part of the Queen of Russian Sports series of professional departures in athletics. At each stage, athletes earn ranking points that will allow them to advance to the series final, which will be held August 17-19 in Yekaterinburg.

Source : MatchTV

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