London, Aug.8 (ANI): Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov, who is infamous for his drunken performance at a 2008 competition, has won the gold medal at the London Olympics.
Ukhov made headlines back in 2008 when a video was posted on You Tube showing him competing in Switzerland while drunk.
The Russian received a 'strong warning' from the IAAF for his behaviour.
Ukhov jumped 2.38 metres, the second-best in the world this year. America's Erik Kynard took silver with a jump of 2.33m, with the bronze medal shared three ways between Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar, Derek Drouin of Canada and Great Britain's Robbie Grabarz.
Long-haired Ukhov last month cleared 2.39m to win the Russian championships, the highest jump in 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
His previous major victories have all come indoors, at the 2010 world indoor championships as well as at the 2009 and 2011 European indoors. (ANI)