Ukrainian high jumper Levchenko crowned female Rising Star of the Year

Ukrainian high jumper Levchenko crowned female Rising Star of the Year

World high jump silver medalist Yuliya Levchenko from Ukraine has been crowned female Rising Star of the Year at the European Athletics Golden Tracks award ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania, Ukrinform reports. 

Levchenko was nominated alongside European U23 1500m champion Konstanze Klosterhalfen from Germany and European U23 5000m and 10,000m champion Yasemin Can from Turkey. 

Levchenko, 19, won three major medals in her first season as a senior. Her season began with bronze at the European Athletics Indoor Championships with 1.94m in Belgrade before she moved to the top of the podium in July with victory at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz with a lifetime best of 1.96m.

She then cleared a national U23 record of 2.01m to claim the silver medal at the World Championships in London.


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