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article imageReview: Katerina Stefanidi wins gold at the 2018 European Championships Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 9, 2018 in Sports
On August 9, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi won the gold medal in the women's pole vault at the 2018 European Championships.
Stefanidi set a championship record by clearing 4.85 meters on her third and final attempt. That was enough to secure her the win, as well as her previous height, where she cleared 4.80 meters on her first attempt. Stefanidi also raised the bar to 4.96 meters, for a new world leading mark, with no success.
Fellow Greek pole vaulter Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou came in second place with 4.80 meters, with a new season best, winning the silver medal. Holly Bradshaw of Great Britain came in third with 4.75 meters, which she cleared on her third and final attempt.
On August 8, as Digital Journal previously reported, Greece won its first gold medal in track and field at the 2018 European Championships in the men's long jump thanks to Miltiadis "Miltos" Tentoglou.
Stefanidi also won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, and the 2017 European Championships.
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