High Jump

Russia's Anna Chicherova takes high jump gold at London Games despite back injury

Chicherova bounces back from injury to claim gold

Sunday, 12 August, 2012, 9:22pm

The higher they go

Setting the bar for excellence

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Niki looks to new heights

For a moment, Greek high jumper Niki Bakogianni wished it was the Athens, and not the Atlanta, crowd who cheered her on at the 1996 Olympic Games.

But on reflection, reality was not so bad. At five feet seven inches, she had defied doubters who said she was too short for a high jumper, she had just won an Olympic silver medal, and she was a heroine to the Greek people.

10 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

France's Perec wins 400m gold

MARIE-JOSE Perec, of France, won the women's 400 metres at the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden in 49.29s. Pauline Davis, of the Bahamas, was second and American Jearl Miles third.

In the high jump, Troy Kemp, of the Bahamas, took gold on a countback from Javier Sotomayor, of Cuba, after clearing 2.37 metres.

9 Aug 1995 - 12:00am