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article imageReview: Timur Morgunov wins the men's pole vault competition in Zurich Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 30, 2018 in Sports
Zurich - On August 29, Russian pole vaulter Timur Morgunov had a reason to celebrate. He won the men's pole vault competition in Zurich.
Morgunov jumped 5.91 meters on his third and final attempt, which was enough to secure him the win over Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, who came in second place with 5.86 meters.
Similar to Barber, Morgunov cleared all of his previous heights on his first try but he opted not to raise the bar to 5.96 meters. Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall finished in third place with a new personal best of 5.86 meters.
At the European Championships in Berlin, Germany, the 21-year-old Russian athlete earned the silver medal after an intense competition with Mondo Duplantis and joined the six-meter club with a new personal best. Morgunov is certainly the "One to Watch" in the future.
Tomorrow, on August 31, Morgunov will be competing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Brussels, which is the final Diamond League event of the outdoor pole vault season. Morgunov will be competing against world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, reigning world champion Sam Kendricks, Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz, 2015 world champion Shawn Barber and reigning European champion Mondo Duplantis, who holds the world junior record in the sport.
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