Lisek had won the 14th edition of the “NetAachen Domspring,” with a superb jump over 5.90 meters. He left American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks in second place and Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber in third place.
There were well over 5,000 spectators at this event. Fellow Polish athlete Pawel Wojciechowski did not compete due to an injury.
Last month, Lisek had jumped an impressive 5.90 meters at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, where he came in fourth place, right behind bronze medalist Renaud Lavillenie (5.95 meters), silver medalist Timur Morgunov (six meters) and gold medalist, 18-year-old Mondo Duplantis (6.05 meters). This was one of the most intense pole vault competitions to date, especially since the top four athletes jumped over 5.90 meters.
Lisek had also set a personal best last month when he cleared 5.94 meters. At the 2017 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in London, Lisek won the silver medal, and earlier this year, Lisek won the bronze medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.