The high jump is not my event but I have been moved and inspired after watching Vladimir Yashchenko - Last King of the Straddle on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6lpk...82C7B11DE1BAE8

World record holder at 18, new improved mark at 19, finished at 20 and, sadly, dead at 40 - but I will remember these beautiful images for a long long time.