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Report07 Feb 2016

Payne clears 4.88m in Albuquerque – indoor round-up

If 2014 was the year of the high jump and 2015 the year of the triple jump, 2016 could turn out to be the year of the pole vault.

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Series01 Feb 2016

First impressions – Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou

Pole vaulter Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou enjoyed a stellar 2015, winning the Diamond Race in her event thanks to four victories in IAAF Diamond League meetings, and she also banked a bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Here the 29-year-old Greek vaulter answers our First Impressions questions.

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News19 Jan 2016

World pole vault medallists to resume battle in Stockholm

The 2016 Globen Galan indoor meeting in Stockholm has assembled an illustrious women’s pole vault field for the IAAF World Indoor Tour event on Wednesday 17 February, including Cuba’s world indoor and outdoor champion Yarisley Silva.

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Report03 Sep 2015

Barshim and Spotakova bounce back in Zurich after Beijing blues – IAAF Diamond League

Mutaz Essa Barshim and Barbora Spotakova went to the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 as the bookmaker’s favourites for their events but failed to get a medal of any hue, however the pair got partial compensation at the 2015 IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday.

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Report26 Aug 2015

Report: women's pole vault final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Yarisley Silva proved alchemy is alive and well by somehow rescuing several precarious positions to strike gold in a captivating women’s pole vault competition of unprecedented depth.

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Previews29 Jul 2015

Oliver, Ibarguen and Barshim seek final flourish in Stockholm before Beijing – IAAF Diamond League

Stockholm’s staging of the last IAAF Diamond League meeting before the IAAF World Championships get underway in Beijing just over three weeks from now offers some of the favourites to succeed in the Chinese capital a final opportunity to lay down their markers.

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Report04 Jul 2015

Near miss for Dibaba in Paris, but Lavillenie loses on home soil – IAAF Diamond League

In the end it wasn’t even a world-leading time for the year, but the Ethiopian pair of Genzebe Dibaba and Almaz Ayana threw almost everything they had at their assault on the 5000m world record in Paris on Saturday (4).

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Report17 May 2015

Barshim beats Bondarenko in Shanghai in first clash of 2015 – IAAF Diamond League

It was not quite the assault on 2.40m and above that was envisaged, but Mutaz Essa Barhsim took the world lead from Bogdan Bondarenko and the early points in Shanghai on Sunday (17) in what should be a year-long rivalry through the rest of the IAAF Diamond League.

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Report21 Feb 2015

Farah breaks world indoor two miles best in Birmingham

After all of the conjecture ahead of Mo Farah’s first appearance of the year in the two miles at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, the final IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the season, the race proved to be tailor-made for a swift clocking – the swiftest of all time.

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Report19 Feb 2015

Dibaba sets world indoor 5000m record in Stockholm

A year ago, Genzebe Dibaba demolished the 3000m world Indoor record at the XL-Galan in the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. When she returned this Thursday evening (19) she delivered the best kind of deja-vu experience for almost 10,000 spectators at the penultimate IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the winter.

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Report24 Jan 2015

Lavillenie clears world-leading 6.00m in Rouen

Renaud Lavillenie, the 2014 World Athlete of the Year, posted a world-leading pole vault mark of 6.00m on home soil in the French city of Rouen on Saturday (24).

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