Watch the Banska Bystrica high jump meeting live!

Watch the Banska Bystrica high jump meeting live!
European Athletics

It was around this same time last year that Ivan Ukhov equalled the European high jump record with 2.42m in Prague, Will it be another strong performance from the Russian in Banska Bystrica on Wednesday night?

The Banska Bystrica high jump meeting in Slovakia on Wednesday night - the fifth of the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Permit Meetings - will be available via a live internet stream and have live results.

live results (and start lists) will be found here

live stream is available here

The Banskobystrická latka 2015, as it’s known locally, is the top specialist indoor meeting in the world this winter and can boast a mouthwatering line up in the men’s competition including four men who cleared 2.40m or more last year: Qatar’s reigning world indoor champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, Russia’s London 2012 Olympic Games champion Ivan Ukhov, his compatriot Aleksey Dmitrik and Ukraine’s Andriy Protsenko.

The women’s field includes the top three from last summer’s European Athletics Championships, led by gold medallist Ruth Beitia, from Spain, who will meet, once again, Russia’s Mariya Kuchina and Ana Simic, of Croatia, along with Russia’s world outdoor champion Svetlana Shkolina.

Italy’s Alessia Trost, the European under-23 champion, who is fourth in the rankings this year with 1.96m, is also part of a field that includes Michaela Hruba, the Czech Republic 16-year-old who won world junior silver last year with 1.91m.

In addition, there is the 2015 world leader and Italian record holder Marco Fassinotti with two former world champions, Bahamas’ Donald Thomas and USA’s Jesse Williams.

The women’s competition will start at 16:30 CET and the men’s event gets underway at 19:00 CET.