Kynard takes fifth in high jump at World Championships

United States' Erik Kynard competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
United States' Erik Kynard competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

MOSCOW (AP) – Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine cleared a meet record 2.41 meters to win the gold medal in the men’s high jump Thursday at the world championships.

Olympic bronze medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar improved to silver this time, clearing 2.38. Derek Drouin of Canada earned the bronze by also clearing 2.38.

Reigning Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia finished fourth at 2.35.

Bondarenko passed 2.44 after he had cleared 2.41 on his second attempt and Barshim failed in the two attempts he had left for the height.

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