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Golden night for Ukhov

Ivan Ukhov tonight claimed gold in the men’s High Jump – the only man to clear 2.36m and 2.38m.

Ivan Ukhov of Russia
Ivan Ukhov celebrates winning gold in the men’s High Jump final on Day 11 at London 2012.

It was the Russian’s first major outdoor title.

American Erik Kynard took the silver with a 2.33m clearance, with compatriot Jesse Williams, the world champion, finishing back in joint ninth.

Great Britain’s Robbie Grabarz picked up a bronze alongside Canadian Derek Drouin and Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, who had exactly the same record to share third place.