Ivan Ukhov, gold medalist in the high jump, makes a leap in T-shirt
after misplacing his uniform.
Ivan Ukhov of Russia won the high jump in cold conditions and a light drizzle at the London Olympics on Tuesday.
Ukhov, who earned a ''strong warning'' from the IAAF for being drunk during a competition in 2008, cleared 2.38 meters on his first attempt.
He had one failed attempt at 2.40, an Olympic record, before putting his warm clothes back on and starting the...
Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov breezed to a gold medal on Tuesday at the London Olympics, but his evening was not without complication.
The 26-year-old misplaced his uniform between his third and fourth jumps and had to use a T-shirt as a replacement. He pinned his number to the shirt and successfully cleared the 2.33-meter mark before searching for the uniform.
Ukhov, who takes...
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Ivan Ukhov was on point yesterday in his High Jump event win, but back in 2008 he showed up at a meet drunk and did what you see above. Makes sense considering he managed to lose his shirt in the middle of yesterday’s competition