Ekaterina Stefanidi takes EL with 4.80m clearance in Athens, Greece

Stefanidi_Katerina-Pre18.jpgEkaterina Stefanidi, photo by PhotoRun.net
Ekaterina Stefanidi 480 EL
ATHENS (GRE, Jun 22): The 6th edition of the Athens Street Pole Vault was staged at Syntagma Square exclusively for women this year, but it delivered a high quality competition in fine summer weather. The biggest name was of course Ekateríni Stefanídi, who is gradually regaining her top form. She soared emphatically over European lead 480, before missing three times at 492, keeping thus her pre-meet promise that she would attempt to break the Greek NR. Behind her Yarisley Silva also returns to big heights, as she went over 473 in second attempt and missed 480. There was tie in third place for Holly Bradshaw and Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou, both cleared 466 in third attempt before failing at 473 (third for Kiriakopoúlou was very close). Fifth was Eleni-Klaoúdia Pólak, the third Greek vaulter qualified for Berlin, with new PB 446, sixth for Venezuelan Robeilys Peinado, 436 and seventh Italian Sonia Malavisi, also 436.

Μια εξαιρετική ατμόσφαιρα χθες στην πλατεία Συντάγματος. Σας ευχαριστώ όλους που ήρθατε να μας εμψυχωσετε στο Protergia Street Pole Vault! Με βοηθήσατε να πετύχω νέο ρεκόρ αγώνα το οποίο μας δίνει την δυνατότητα να βοηθήσουμε με τον δικό μας τρόπο το @mazigiatopaidi ❤️ Really amazing atmosphere last night at Syntagma Square. The amazing crowd pushed me to a new European Lead of 4.80m, and a season's best and most importantly a new meet record that allows us to help out the @mazigiatopaidi charity in our own unique way! Thank you to all the athletes that joined us to compete at the Protergia Street Pole Vault. #nike #nbg #stoiximan #ibank #toyota #lorvenn #seventeen #iroes #nikewomen #polevault #polevaulter #trackandfield #sport #athletics

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