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Katie Nageotte is the Queen of the Pole Vault at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte has a major reason to celebrate. She won the gold medal for Team USA in the women’s pole vault competition. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Katie Nageotte
Katie Nageotte. Photo Credit: Daniel Mitchell
Katie Nageotte. Photo Credit: Daniel Mitchell

American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte has a major reason to celebrate. She won the gold medal for Team USA in the women’s pole vault competition. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Nageotte was able to clear 4.90 meters on her second attempt which was enough to secure her the gold medal. She also attempted one try at 5.01 meters with no success.

Particularly impressive about Nageotte was that she nearly failed to clear her opening height, missing the first two attempts but she had only two more misses the rest of the way, clearing 4.90 meters (16 feet, 1 inch) to outduel Anzhelika Sidorova of Russian for women’s pole vault gold.

Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova finished in second place with a jump of 4.85 meters, which she cleared on her first attempt. British pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw took home the bronze medal, also with a clearance of 4.85 meters, but the countback rule was in Sidorova’s favor.

2016 Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi (from the Rio Olympic Games) came in fourth place with 4.80 meters.

To learn more about Olympic champion Katie Nageotte, follow her on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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