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Ivan Ukhov (RUS) Wins High Jump Gold - London 2012 Olympics

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Published on Aug 8, 2012

Ivan Ukhov (Russian Fed.) wins the gold medal in the men's high jump event in the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Olympic Games (7 August).

Erik Kynard (USA) won the silver medal in the event and there was a three-way tie for bronze between Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT), Derek Drouin (CAN) and Robert Grabarz (GBR).

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Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme of each edition of the Games of the Olympiad. Its presence on the Games programme has allowed its popularity to increase across the world. This popularity was also strengthened by the creation of the IAAF in 1912. Women's events appeared for the first time at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, while the men's programme was standardised as of the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. Although at the beginning women were authorised to participate in only some events, today their programme is almost identical to that of the men.

Find more about Athletics at http://www.olympic.org/athletics

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