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Ivan Ukhov Wins Gold in the Olympic High Jump, Four Years After Showing Up to Meet Drunk

Ivan Ukhov won the gold medal today in the men’s high jump. He did so while jumping in a t-shirt. That’s right, because he had lost his vest, he went out in a standard t-shirt and beat everyone else.

The long-locked Ukhov is now a legend, particularly in light of his previous most memorable moment. Back in 2008, he showed up to a meet drunk and tried to do some high jumping. He failed.

[photo via US Presswire, h/t @burke400h]

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