NOVOCHEBOKSARSK (RUS, Jan 12): Pole vault world indoor and European silver medallist Anzhelika Sidorova has topped world season list with 485 clearance in first attempt to win Chuvashia Governor Cup meet. Second Olga Mullina went over 445. Yekaterina Ishova won women 3000 m in 9:09.88.
runblogrun opines: Anzhelika Sidorova is one of the few pole vaulters who can challenge for the big medals. Her best jumps are still ahead of her, and a smart 4.85m clearance this early suggest a high level of fitness.