Yarislay Silva Soars to 4.91 meters ! from EME News

Yarislay Silva, photo by PhotoRun.net

Silva 491 AR, WL
BECKUM (GER, Aug 2): Cuban Olympic medalist Yarisley Silva is in top shape as she won the 17th pole vault meet in Beckum before 3000 spectators with 491 clearance in third attempt. That is new Continental record and World lead, also meet record. She did not jump more. She started at 450 in second attempt, then 460 and 470 in first, after first not succesful attempt at 475 she mastered 483 in second and new record in third attempt. "I knew based on my training that I could jump such a height. But still, Im little bit surprised I did it already here. Thanks to excellent public for the support," said Silva. Second Lisa Ryzih 465, she did not continue after breaking her pole. Third Katharina Bauer personal best 465. Fourth French Marion Lotout 450 and fifth Martina Strutz 444. 

Editor's note: Yarislay Silva is the vaulter to watch out for in Beijing. If she continues to perform, she will be the one to watch. My guess, watch her and Jenn Suhr. The vault for women is becoming truly exciting. Congrats to Yarislay who impressed in Manchester on the City Games vault in May 2015 and recently at Stockholm last Thursday night. 

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