News18 Jan 2024

Moon confirmed to return to Lievin


Katie Moon celebrates her world-leading pole vault performance in Lievin (© Dan Vernon)

World and Olympic pole vault Katie Moon will return to the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Trophée EDF in Lievin on 10 February in search of her third victory at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting.

The US vaulter won in Lievin back in 2019, then returned in 2022 to set an indoor season’s best of 4.80m to finish third. She won last year in 4.83m, also a season’s best, and this year she may have the meeting record of 4.89m in her sights.

She has won the past three global titles outdoors, taking Olympic gold in 2021, followed by world gold in 2022 and in 2023, the latter in a tie with Australia’s Nina Kennedy.

Moon has a best of 4.95m outdoors and 4.94m indoors. She opened her 2024 campaign last weekend in Reno, vaulting 4.53m off a 12-step approach.

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