Stefka Kostadinova's 37-year-old world record in high jump fell

Stefka Kostadinova's world record in the women's high jump, which the Bulgarian set at the World Championships in Rome on August 30, 1987, officially fell today.


Kostadinova's top performance from the Italian capital was bettered by the event's best Yaroslava Maguchych from Ukraine. At the Diamond League stop in Paris, Maguchich jumped 210cm, bettering the previous record by one centimeter after already securing success in the competition.


On August 30, 1987, during the II World Championships in Athletics, spectators in the stands of the Olympic Stadium in Rome and billions in front of TV screens witnessed the phenomenal achievement of Stefka Kostadinova. The chairman of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee is (BOC) recognized as the greatest in the history of this discipline, and her record of records is immortalized in front of the IOC museum in Lausanne and in our hearts.


Nikola Olislagers (Australia) and Angelina Topic (Serbia) were second and third, respectively, with 201 and 198 cm, respectively.


Plamena Mitkova, our best competitor in the long jump, also participated in the tournament. | BGNES