Ruth Beitia reappears on Thursday in Lausanne after injuryRuth Beitia, Olympic champion of high jump in Rio 2016, will reappear next Thursday at the Athletissima, Swiss stage of the Diamond League. On June 13, Santander announced a rest period following their participation in the meeting of Hengelo, which was fourth with only 1.85 meters, to recover from some discomfort after the Europeans in Belgrade.
It will have rivals of consideration: the Russian Mariya Lasistkene, world leader with 2.04; The Bulgarian Mirella Demireva, the woman who seconded her to the Games; The Polish Kamila Litwinko and the Lithuanian Airine Palsyte, current European indoor champion.
The disciple of Ramón Torralbo has competed this year five times in the air, with these results, in chronological order: 1.90, first in Cartagena, on May 6; 1.83, first in Santander, on the 13th of the same month; 1.92, fourth in the Eugene Diamond, on May 27; 1.80, eleventh in the Diamond League of Rome, on June 8, and 1.85, fourth in Hengelo, on June 10.
Ruth has as main objective of the year the World Championships of London. He has already been European and Olympic champion, so that the World Cup is the only major title he has yet to achieve.
In Lausanne will compete two other Spaniards: Toni Abadia in 5,000 meters and Concha Montaner in long jump.