Chicherova wins Olympic women’s high jump gold

Anna Chicherova of Russia won the women’s Olympic high jump gold

medal Saturday.

Chicherova, who returned to competition and won the world title

last year after taking the 2010 season off to have a baby, cleared

2.05 meters to win the title.

Brigetta Barrett of the United States won the silver with fewer

misses than Svetlana Shkolina of Russia. Both cleared 2.03


Tia Hellebaut, the 2008 Olympic champion, placed fifth. World

indoor champion Chaunte Lowe of the United States was sixth.