Lyssenko said breaking Sotomayor’s world record was more important to him than winning Olympic gold

Silver medalist at the world championships Danil Lyssenko after winning the high jump as part of athletics week, he announced he would choose the latter between Olympic gold and a new world record.

On Tuesday, Lyssenko won with a score of 2.31 meters, ahead of World Championships bronze medalist Ilya Ivanyuk in attempts. The world record in this discipline belongs to the Cuban Javier Sotomayor. It was installed in 1993 and is 2.45m tall. Sotomayor is the guest of Athletics Week, which takes place in Moscow from June 5-10.

– If you were offered to become an Olympic champion or to beat Sotomayor’s world record, what would you choose?

– Probably, to break the record and go down in history.

Why does this record stand for so long? They don’t even approach him.

– Mutaz Essa Barshim has been selected. I think he was ready. Before my eyes, he tried to conquer 2.46 m. I don’t know what the reason is, ” correspondent reports in Lyssenko’s words.

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Source : MatchTV

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