“I am so proud to win this gold for my country,” Ms Mahuchikh said.
“I can’t wait to go back and show this medal to my coach.”
Nicola Olyslagers, a silver medalist from the Tokyo Olympics, secured the bronze by clearing the same height as Patterson.
“I was getting flashbacks of a few years ago when we (Eleanor Patterson) were going head-to-head, especially in 2020, and we really pushed each other. I was thinking, we’ve come a long way since a few years ago.”
The women’s high jump event marked a historic achievement for Australia, as it was the first time the nation produced two medallists in one single event at the World Athletics Championships.
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