• Lavillenie gets pole vault world leader with 5.96m in Sotteville

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World record holder Renaud Lavillenie, who failed to clear the opening height at last week's European Championships in Amsterdamreturned last night to set a new world lead of 5.96m in Sotteville, France. 

Last night Lavillenie remained everyone that his fail in Amsterdam was just a bad luck as he confidently cleared 5.70m, 5.90m and 5.96m on his first attempt in Normandy on Monday. 

" It was a great performance tonight, I'm very confident about my form before Rio Olympic where I will compete the best" , Lavillenie told reporters after the meeting in Sotteville. 

Lavillenie will return to action later this week in London at the final IAAF Diamond League before Rio Olympics. 

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