Vodka-loving high jumper falls flat (+vid)

01:43, Jan 31 2009

Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov seems to be a big fan of Red Bull and vodka but his favourite drink did not serve him well at the recent Lausanne Grand Prix athletic event.

At the international event earlier this week, the Russian displayed the effects of the drink by jumping under the high jump bar, instead of over it, before stumbling back to his preparation area.

"The rest of us would drink Red Bull under competition, but a Swedish track official says one competitor drank the Red Bull with vodka.

"Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov is one of the top jumpers in the world, but he appeared drunk during the entire competition." reported Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Watch Ukhov's distasterous high jump attempt below: