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Feature03 Sep 2019

After third Pan-American title, Silva sets her sights on higher goals

A few weeks have passed since Yarisley Silva became the first woman to win three consecutive Pan-American Games pole vault titles, but the Cuban still has unfinished business – not just for this season but for 2020 and beyond.

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Report09 Aug 2019

Silva wins third straight Pan-American Games pole vault title

Cuban Yarisley Silva produced the best performance of the third day of track and field at the Pan-American Games on Thursday (8), topping 4.75m to win the pole vault on another cold night at the “Estadio de la Videna” in Lima.

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Series28 Nov 2018

High and low – Yarisley Silva

Yarisley Silva has been Cuba’s leading pole vaulter for more than a decade. The 2015 world champion and equal fifth best vaulter of all time reflects on the highest and lowest moments of her decorated career.

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Previews16 Jun 2017

Stahl looms large for Sweden as Stockholm readies itself for IAAF Diamond League action

Home discus thrower Daniel Stahl looms large in the Bauhaus Galan posters that have been publicising Sunday’s sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Stockholm – and home hopes for him are now soaring given the way he translated that standing into real life in Oslo on Thursday night as he dominated the world’s leading performers in his field.

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Report17 Jul 2016

Silva soars over meeting record in Padua

World champion Yarisley Silva was the top performer at the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Padua after twice improving the meeting record in the pole vault.

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News11 Jul 2016

Global champions galore set for Super Saturday in London – IAAF Diamond League

Organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London are dubbing the two-day event ‘Rio in a weekend’ a wave of Olympic-bound stars have been announced for the ‘Super Saturday’ of the Müller Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 23 July.

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News05 Jul 2016

World champion jumpers head to Monaco – IAAF Diamond League

World champions in three different jumping events will compete at Monaco’s Herculis meeting, the next stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, on 15 July.

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Report05 Jun 2016

Barshim bounces back in Birmingham, Ibarguen's winning streak ends – IAAF Diamond League

In Rome a few days ago, one of the questions posed to Mutaz Essa Barshim was about his health and the lack of heights coming close to those he produced back in 2014, when he came within two centimetres of Javier Sotomayor’s long-standing world high jump record of 2.45m.

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News28 Apr 2016

Adams, Silva, Ibarguen and Malachowski head to Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

With the likes of Valerie Adams, Yarisley Silva, Caterine Ibarguen and Piotr Malachowski among the latest names confirmed for the Meeting International Mohammed VI, it means there will be 29 global champions past and present set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on 22 May.

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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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News26 Dec 2015

2015 end-of-year reviews – jumps

Statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best jumps performances of the year.

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News17 Dec 2015

Eaton and Silva named the NACAC athletes of 2015

USA’s world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton and Cuba’s world pole vault champion Yarisley Silva were named the 2015 NACAC Athletes of the Year, the North Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) announced on Wednesday (16).

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