• Lisek Takes Down Polish Pole Vault Record

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Poland's rising pole vault star, Piotr Lisek, in front of 1500 spectators broke his national indoor record at the Springer Meeting in Dessau, Germany on Wednesday, February 11. 

The 22-year-old Lisek took the win in men's pole vault with a new national record mark of 5.87m. The second place took last year's Dessau Springermeeting winner Konstadinos Filippidis of Greece who cleared 5.71m. 

Lisek is now ranked #3 in the world behind world pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) SB 6.01m and Shawn Barber (CAN) who set a national record of 5.88m last weekend.

The other event in the meeting was women's high jump in which Russia's Irina Gordeyeva needed to jump 1.94m for the win. Spain's Ruth Beitia took second with 1.92m, while Germany's Alexandra Plaza was in third with 1.86m.

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