Bradshaw clears new british pole vault record with 4.82m in Huelva

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Holly Bradshaw set a new British national record in the pole vault with a huge clearance of 4.82m at the Meeting Iberoamericano Huelva on Thursday Afternoon.

The World and European championships medalist opened her series with an easy 4.50m on her first try. The following height of 4.64m Bradshaw cleared with her second try, while 4.70m and the new British record height of 4.82m she cleared very confidently on her first time of asking. Bradshaw, who finished 5th at Rio Olympics in 2016, is now a potential gold medal contender for Tokyo later this summer.

There was a new World lead in the women's shot put by Portugal's Auriol Dongmo who managed 19.75m in round 5. She also threw 19.32m in the 2nd and 6th round.

In the women's 400m dash, Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic crushed the 50-second barrier for the first time in her career to win the event with a stunning 49.99. Her compatriot Alexander Ogando won the men's 400m in a new meeting record of 45.01 seconds.

Frenchman Jimmy Gressier took a surprise win the men's 5000m in 13:08.99 and hit the Tokyo Olympics qualifying standard.

Collins Kipruto claimed the men's 800m in 1:45.43 ahead of Spaniard Saul Ordonez (1:45.88).

See complete results here.

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