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article imageReview: Katerina Stefanidi wins gold medal at 2017 World Championships Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 7, 2017 in Sports
Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi has a major reason to be proud. On August 6, she won the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.
Stefanidi was able to clear 4.65 meters, 4.75 meters and 4.82 meters on her first attempts. She tried 4.89 meters once, but failed to clear it, so she passed, and subsequently raised the bar to 4.91 meters, where she managed to clear that height on her first attempt, thus setting a new personal best score, and a world leading mark.
In addition, with her clearance over 4.91, Stefanidi is tied with Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva for the fourth greatest female pole vault clearance of all time. She also set a new national record for Greece, her country of origin.
American pole vaulter Sandi Morris took the silver medal with 4.75 meters, while Venezuelan pole vaulter Robeilys Peinado and Yarisley Silva were tied for bronze with 4.65 meters respectively. Peinado also set a national record for her country.
This past March, Stefanidi won the gold medal at the European Championships, as well as first place at the NYRR Millrose Games that took place at the Armory in New York.
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