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