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2017 World Championships in Athletics London, United Kingdom

2017 16th IAAF World Championships - London - Women's Pole Vault



Host City: London, UKFormat: Qualifying round (4.60 or top 12 to final) (Aug 4)
Dates: 4–13 August 2017
Nations participating: 205
Athletes participating: 2038
  Main venue: London Stadium
Overview by IAAF  
Of the seven women who cleared 4.65 in the final, only Stefanidi and Morris had clean slates. None of the other five were able to clear 4.75. Defending champion Silva and Peinado, the 19 year-old Venezuelan, had just one failure up to 4.65 and they each took home a bronze medal. For Peinado, it was the first world medal for her country. Morris and Stefanidi both made 4.75 first time, and when the Greek went over 4.82 with her first jump, Morris took her last two attempts, in vain, at 4.89. Stefanidi then went on to set a national record 4.91, the world’s highest vault of 2017, before trying to break Isinbayeva’s championship record with 5.02. Stefanidi scored accuracy points from the biomechanics. Their studies showed that the apex of her gold medal vault was optimally placed, both horizontally and vertically. The Greek also generated a notable rise in speed with her final two steps, from 7.95 to 8.61 metres per second.




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