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Katerina Stefanidi wins gold medal at London Athletic World Championships

Katerina Stefanidi wins gold medal at London Athletic World Championships
Katerina Stefanidi won her third gold medal in a year, breaking Greece’s pole vault record with a 4,91m jump during the World Championships in London on Sunday.

After winning the Olympic pole vault title last summer, Katerina Stefanidi doubled her global gold medal haul in London as she impressed with a world-leading Greek record at the IAAF World Championships.

Clearing 4.91m on her first attempt, the 27-year-old achieved the second best-ever winning mark at a world championships after Yelena Isinbayeva’s then world record 5.01m from Helsinki in 2005.

The Greek champion beat her main rival, Sandi Morris from the US, through optimum tactics and perfect jumps up to just below her personal best of 4.86 meters.

That was the fifth gold medal Greece has ever won in a World Championship./IBNA

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