Review: Sandi Morris vaults to 3rd place at 2018 IAAF Continental Cup Special

Posted Sep 9, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
On September 8, 2018, the women's pole vault competition at the IAAF Continental Cup took place in Ostava, Czech Republic. Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova emerged as the winner.
Sandi Morris
Sandi Morris
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American pole vaulter Sandi Morris came in third place with a jump of 4.85 meters. Greek pole vaulter and 2018 European champion Katerina Stefanidi also cleared 4.85 meters, but finished in second place, and Russan athlete Anzhelika Sidorova won first place with 4.85 meters. The countback rule worked in Sidorova's favor.
All three women established a new championship record with their clearance of 4.85 meters in Ostrava.
On August 30, Morris came in second place at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, and her boyfriend popped the question to her, where she ultimately got engaged. This summer outdoor season, Morris was the world leader in the women's pole vault with 4.95 meters. She had accomplished that milestone at the second annual Liberty Bridge Jump-Off event, which was held in front of her hometown crowd in Greenville.
Read More: Digital Journal chatted with 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris about her athletic career in the pole vault.