High jump gold medallist Ivan Ukhov explains vest problem

Ukhov explains vest problem
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Russia's Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov reveals that he lost his numbered vest midway through last night's final and had to borrow a teammate's t-shirt.

Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov has explained a slight problem he had with his clothing in last night's final.

The Russian was in a strong position with a number of athletes, including Great Britain's Robert Grabarz, to have cleared 2.29m but then lost his numbered vest.

Speaking after his success, Ukhov said: "I kept jumping higher, but then at the 2.33m bar I could not find my T-shirt with my bib, and Andrey Silnov had to lend me his. I am grateful to the judges that gave me time to look for the T-shirt."

The 26-year-old eventually took gold ahead of America's Erik Kynard as the only man to clear 2.38m, despite wearing a baggy t-shirt.

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