• Olympic champion Beitia opens seasons with 1.95m WL

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Olympic and European high jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain set a new world leading of 1,95m in her first meet of the year on Saturday in Santander, Spain.

The Rio Olympics high jump champion, Beitia, cleared 1,81m, 1,85m, 1,89m y 1,95m on her first attempt, while the 1.92m she took with second try. 

Beitia later tried 1.97m, but failed on her all three attempts.

The previous world leading mark belonged to Ukraine'sYuliia Levchenko who had cleared 1.92m in Kiev 10 days ago.

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