How Does a High Jumper Redeem Himself After Showing Up Drunk to a Meet? Winning a Gold Medal in the Olympics

How Does a High Jumper Redeem Himself After Showing Up Drunk to a Meet? Winning a Gold Medal in the Olympics

For four years, Russia's Ivan Ukhov was most famous (if you can call a high jumper famous) for being the track and field athlete who once tried to compete in a meet while drunk. Now he's most famous for being the gold medal-winning track and field athlete who once tried to compete in a meet while drunk. Ukhov won the men's high jump in London today with a leap of 2.38 meters. He did it while wearing a t-shirt instead of the typical track jersey, which makes the feat even more impressive. Congrats Ivan, care to buy us a round?

[via Big Lead Sports]

Tags: 2012-olympics, ivan-ukhov
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