• Renaud Lavillenie Tops 6.02m in Tourcoing to regain his World Lead

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Renaud Lavillenie cleared huge 6.02m at the Elite Pole Vault Tour Meet in Tourcoing, France on Sunday (31).

Lavillenie set the World lead two days ago in Karslruhe when he cleared 5.95m. On Saturday in Texas, KC Lightfoot managed new NCAA record with 5.96m. Earlier today in Dusseldorf the current World record holder indoors Armand Duplantis (Mondo) topped 6.01m setting the best mark in the World for 2021. But few hours later in Tourcoing the 34-year-old Frenchman, Lavillenie, regained his WL with a massive 6.02m clearance.

Last time the former indoor World record holder indoors, Lavillnie went over 6 meters was back in 17 March 2016, when he cleared that same height to win the world indoor title.

Reigning world champion Katerina Stefanidi of Greece won the women´s pole vault with 4.61m.

See the full meet results here

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