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Yaroslava Oleksiyivna Mahuchikh (Ukrainian: Ярослава Олексіївна Магучіх; born 19 September 2001) is a Ukrainian high jumper. She is the gold medallist at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and World and European champion in U18 level. At the 2019 World Championships she won the silver medal, setting the new World junior record.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh
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Mahuchikh in 2017
Personal information
Full nameYaroslava Oleksiyivna Mahuchikh
Born (2001-09-19) 19 September 2001 (age 18)
Dnipro, Ukraine
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight55 kg (121 lb)[1]
Event(s)High jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2.04 m (outdoor)[2]
1.99 m (indoor)[2]


Yaroslava Mahuchikh started the high jump at the age of 13 but she was able to improve significantly in two years.[3] At the age of 15, she won the gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi by the largest margin in World U18 Championships history with her personal best of 1.92 m. She equalled the championship record of her compatriot Iryna Kovalenko from 2003 and set up an unofficial World record for a 15-year-old.[4] A few weeks later she won the high jump event at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival in Győr with a clearance of 1.89 m.[5]

In 2018, Mahuchikh cleared 1.94 m at the European U18 Championships and won the gold medal with 10 centimeters ahead of the runner-up, setting a new championship record.[6] In mid-October she won the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires with the combined height of 3.87 m and set a new personal best of 1.95 m at stage 2.[7] A month after her youth Olympic success, Mahuchikh improved her personal best to 1.96 m and equalled the World U18 best in an annual indoor meeting in Minsk.[8]

During the 2019 indoor season Mahuchikh jumped 1.99 m at the Miloslava Hübnerová Memorial in Hustopeče and equaled Vashti Cunningham’s U20 World record.[9] In the outdoor season, she won the opening meeting of the 2019 Diamond League in Doha with an outdoor personal best of 1.96 m and became the youngest athlete ever to win a Diamond League event at the age of 17 years and 226 days.[10]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2017 World U18 Championships Nairobi, Kenya 1st 1.92 m (CR)
European Youth Olympics Győr, Hungary 1st 1.89 m
2018 European U18 Championships Győr, Hungary 1st 1.94 m (CR)
Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st 3.87 m (1.92 m + 1.95 m)
2019 European U20 Championships Borås, Sweden 1st 1.92 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 2.04 m WJR

Personal bestsEdit

Event Best (m) Venue Date
High jump (outdoor) 2.04 m (6 ft 8 14 in) Doha, Qatar, 30 September 2019
High jump (indoor) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 14 in) Hustopeče, Czech Republic 26 January 2019
Source: [2]


  1. ^ a b "YAROSLAVA MAHUCHIKH". European Athletic Association. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "YAROSLAVA MAHUCHIKH". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ "PRECOCIOUS NEWCOMER MAHUCHIKH AIMS TO PROGRESS ONE STEP AT A TIME". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "REPORT: GIRLS' HIGH JUMP – IAAF WORLD U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS NAIROBI 2017". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  5. ^ "One more "gold" for Ukraine in Gyor-2017!". National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Yaroslava Mahuchikh Wins Gold at the European Athletics Under 18 Championships". Ukrinform. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Ukrainian athletes win a trio of titles at the Youth Olympic Games". European Athletic Association. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Lasitskene clears 2.00m and attempts 2.07m in Minsk". European Athletic Association. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  9. ^ "INDOOR ROUND-UP: ZANGO LEAPS 17.58M AFRICAN TRIPLE JUMP RECORD IN PARIS, WARHOLM CLOCKS 45.56". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  10. ^ "STAHL SENDS DISCUS BEYOND 70 METRES IN DOHA – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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