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Mariya Kuchina

Mariya Kuchina
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993
Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkaria
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump

Mariya Kuchina (Russian: Мария Александровна Кучина; born 14 January 1993) is a Russian athlete who specialises in the high jump. She won a gold medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.

Kuchina won her first international medal at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics, where she cleared a personal best of 1.85 m to take the silver medal behind Italian Alessia Trost.[1] She was also the silver medallist at the 2009 European Youth Olympic Festival and 2009 Gymnasiade.[2][3]

In the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics, Kuchina won a gold medal in the girls' high jump with a clearance of 1.86 m, ahead of Alessia Trost.[4]

She started her 2011 season with a major scalp in the form of Yelena Slesarenko, who she defeated with an indoor best jump of 1.90 m.[5] A greater effort soon followed on the Moravia High Jump Tour meet in Třinec, as she cleared 1.97 m to claim the world junior indoor best which Desislava Aleksandrova had held since 1994.[6]

Major competitive record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 2nd 1.85 m
European Youth Olympics Tampere, Finland 2nd 1.85 m
2010 Youth Olympic Games Singapore 1st 1.89 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th 1.92 m
European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 1.95 m
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 1.88 m
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 2nd 1.96 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1st 2.00 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 1.99 m

Personal bests

Event Best (m) Venue Date
High jump (outdoor) 2.00 Paris 5 July 2014
High jump (indoor) 2.01 Stockholm 6 February 2014


  1. ^ 2009 World Youth Championships - High Jump - W Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-28.
  2. ^ European Youth Olympic Festival 2009. WJAH. Retrieved on 2011-01-28.
  3. ^ Qatar Embraces Gold in Doha 2009 Gymnasiade. Qatar Athletic Association (2009-12-10). Retrieved on 2011-01-28.
  4. ^ "2010 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls high jump results (final)". Atos Origin. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  5. ^ Nickolai Dolgopolov and Rostislav Orlov (2011-01-23). Kuchina foils Slesarenko’s comeback in Volgograd. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-28.
  6. ^ Juck Alfons & Ramsak, Bob (2011-01-27). Kuchina clears 1.97m World junior best in Trinec. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-28.

External links

  • Mariya Kuchina profile at IAAF
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Aníta Hinriksdóttir
Women's European Athletics Rising Star of the Year
Succeeded by
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