High jumper Nedasekau leaps to world leading 2.33m



The highest leap in the world this year was made by Belarusian high jumper Maksim Nedasekau, who cleared 2.33m here on Friday.

Previously, the European silver medalist shared the world lead at 2.30m with five other jumpers, but now the 22-year-old stands alone at the top of the 2020 world list.

Last September, Nedasekau set his personal best of 2.35m. A month later, he finished fourth with 2.33m at the 2019 Doha World Championships.

Other highlights from Minsk this weekend included a 76.41m hammer throw from Pavel Bareisha and a 14.05m triple jump from Iryna Vaskouskaya.