• Stefanidi clears world leading 4.86m in Pole Vault at Filothei Women's Gala

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Greece pole vault star Katerina Stefanidi went over 4.86m a new world lead at the annual Women's Gala in Filothei, Greece on Wednesday, June 8.

The World Indoor Championships bronze medalist Stefanidi showed fine form as she cleared 4.60m, 4.74m and 4.86m on her first try. From there she tried 5.00m, but failed on all three attempts. 

Uzbekistan's Svetlana Radzivil cleared 1.95m world #2 to win the women's high jump contest. Her compatriot Nadezhda Dusanova took second by clearing 1.93m. 

2016 world #3 performance produced Paraskevi Papachristou (GRE) who claimed win in the triple jump contest with a leap of 14.73m in first round. 

In the women's  women's 100m hurdles a photo finish was required to decide the winner after  finish athlete Nooralotta Neziri and Greece's Elisavet Pesiridou clocked the same time of 13.15. In the end victory was given to Finnish athlete as the photo finish image showed she had crossed the line just 0.009 seconds ahead of Pesiridou.

Ukraine's Nataliya Pohrebnyak prevailed  in the 100m clocking 11.18 seconds way ahead of 100m hurdles winner Nooralotta Neziri (11.73).


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Watch Stefanidi clear 4.86m slow motion | Watch all videos from Filothei women's gala here. 


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