Kiriakopoulou 476 in the pole vault
MONDEVILLE (FRA, Feb 6): French sprinting star Christophe Lemaitre after fast heat 6.59 in the 60 m was disqualified in the final which was won by British Sean Safo-Antwi 6.55 PB ahead of Bahamian Warren Fraser 6.61. In the 60 m hurdles Dimitri Bascou clocked 7.58 to win (also 7.52 in heats) ahead of Cuban Yordan OÂ´Farrill 7.61. Greek World medalist Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou won the pole vault with 476 clearance ahead of German Lisa Ryzih 461. Jamaican Simone Facey topped women 60 m in 7.20 (but 7.18 in heats) over Ukrainian Olesya Povkh 7.26. Regina George of Nigeria got the 400 m in 53.99, British Serita Solomon 8.07 in hurdles and Jazmin Sawyers 662 in the long jump. In the distances African wins. Youssuf Hiss Bachir 3:42.90 of Djibouti in his first indoor 1500 m race, Brahim Kaazouzi of Morocco 7:54.52 in the 3000 m and Tigist Gashaw of Bahrain 8:55.89 in women 3000 m ahead of Feyne Gemeda of Ethiopia 8:56.55.
Editor’s note: Nikoleta Kiriakopolou is one of the fine vaulters from Greece. Do not underestimate any of them in the year of the pole vault, so early into the year of 2016. Curious to see how high she goes this indoor season.