Pole vault Ultimate Garden Clash – second edition

Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi came out on top in the second pole vault edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash

Competing at her local track in Athens, the Greek record-holder amassed 34 successful vaults over a 4.00m bar, beating the tallies set by her overseas rivals Katie Nageotte of the USA and Alysha Newman of Canada.

Nageotte, who was taking part from her base in Marietta, Georgia, and Newman, who was competing from Bolton, Ontario, achieved 30 and 21 clearances respectively.

Stefanidi set a strong pace from the outset and took an early lead. Nageotte, who was using a timer to help pace her efforts, was close behind while Newman registered a couple of early misses.

Their combined tally of 47 vaults exactly matched the number achieved by the men at the half-way stage of their clash.

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