2019 Doha WC Presser Diary: Women's Pole Vault: Siderova, Morris and Stefanidi speak on the amazing pole vault competition in Doha


The women's pole vault is one of the bright spots of the sport of athletics. The competition in Doha had six women over 4.80 meters. The battles between Siderova and Morris, who cleared the same five heights on first attempts, 4.50m to 4.70m, 4.80m, 4.85m, and 4.90m. Stefanidi cleared 4.50m and 4.70m, on first attempts, then took 2 attempts at 4.80m and 4.85m. Olympic champion Stefanidi missed at 4.90 one time, and took her final two attempts at 4.95m, missing and taking bronze.

20190930_000134.jpgSandi Morris, Anzehlika Siderova, Ekaterina Stefanidi, photo by Adam Johnson Eder, The Shoe Addicts

Siderova took 3 attempts at 4.95m to clear 4.95m on her final attempt. Morris took 3 attempts and did not clear 4.95m, taking the silver.

The women's pole vault is a true global event. Siderova is a tough competitior, and Morris came close, but will need to up the game to take gold. Stefanidi is not to be underestimated.

Again, a good presser to see American, russian and Greek views of the pole vault, and also women in sports.

To see the final competition results, go to: https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitiondocuments/pdf/6033/AT-PV-W-f----.RS6.pdf?v=856451181

Special thanks to The Shoe Addicts (Mike Deering, video production, Adam Johnson Eder, photography).

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