Yaroslava Mahuchikh (2001-) is a Ukrainian high jumper. She was the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics gold medalist, 2019 World Championships silver medalist, 2020 Summer Olympics bronze medalist, and 2022 World Indoor Championships gold medalist. Mahuchikh was born in Dnipro and started the high jump at the age of 11, and at 15, she won the gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi by the largest margin in World U18 Championships history. She has continued to win championships and break records for the last five years including clearing 2.06 metres at Bansk√° Bystrica in 2021, the highest any woman had jumped indoors since 2012. Having won the bronze medal in the high jump event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, in March 2022, days after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mahuchikh claimed the gold medal in the high jump at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. She had to undertake a three-day journey of 2000 kilometres by car from Ukraine to Serbia in order to compete at the championships.
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