Women’s Russian team of Julia Gushchina, Tatiana Firovo, Xenia Rizhova and Antonina Krivoshapko won the gold medal of the World Championship in Athletics in the 4×400 meters relay.
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1. Russia — 3 minutes 20.19 seconds (season best in the world)
2. United States — 3 minutes 20.41 seconds
3. United Kingdom — 3 minutes 22.61 seconds
Russian high jumper Svetlana Shkolina won World Championship gold in Moscow. To win our compatriot had to set a personal record — 2.03. And she took the height of the first attempt.
Second place went to American Bridget Barrett. Bronze winner of the last asset in the World Cup, the Olympic champion Anna Chicherovoy. Fatal to the award-winning line of Russians began a two meter level.
1. Svetlana Shkolina (Russia) — 2.03 (personal record)
2. Bridget Barrett (USA) — 2.00
3. Anna Chicherova (Russia) and the Beit Ruth (Spain) — by 1.97
Note that after the victory of the Russian team Shkolina topped the medal standings of the world championship, with assets of seven awards the highest dignity. The second are Americans.