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article imageReview: Katie Nageotte tied for 3rd place at Diamond League Birmingham Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 18, 2018 in Sports
On August 18, American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte competed in the women's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
Nageotte was tied in third place with Greek pole vaulter Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou after clearing 4.40 meters on her first attempt. They both failed at all three attempts at 4.52 meters.
It bears to mention that the weather conditions that all of the female pole vaulters jumped at this meeting were quite treacherous due to very heavy winds. This women's pole vault line-up was comprised of some of the best female athletes in the world, and a few of them such as Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva and Eliza McCartney from New Zealand left with "no mark."
Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, who was named 2018 European Champion, came in second place with 4.52 meters. A few weeks ago, Stefanidi had jumped 4.85 meters at the European Championships, where she set a championship record. All of these women are capable of easily jumping anywhere from 30 centimeters to 40 centimeters higher than they did at the IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham, due to the massive headwind.
2018 World Indoor Champion Sandi Morris, who is the world leader in the women's pole vault this outdoor season, with 4.95 meters, won the Birmingham competition with 4.62 meters.
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