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Chicherova wins Olympic women's high jump gold

Saturday - 8/11/2012, 3:54pm  ET

LONDON (AP) - Anna Chicherova of Russia won the women's Olympic high jump gold medal Saturday.

Chicherova, who returned to competition and won the world title last year after taking the 2010 season off to have a baby, cleared 2.05 meters to win the title.

Brigetta Barrett of the United States won the silver with fewer misses than Svetlana Shkolina of Russia. Both cleared 2.03 meters.

Tia Hellebaut, the 2008 Olympic champion, placed fifth. World indoor champion Chaunte Lowe of the United States was sixth.


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