Press Esc to close
Tuesday 25 April 2017
News updated at 2:24 AM IST

Suhr shatters world record

New York, March 4, 2013, Reuters: 23:45 IST

American clears 5.02 metres

Jenn Suhr celebrates after setting a  women's indoor pole vault world record on Saturday. REUTERS
Olympic champion Jenn Suhr lit up the US indoor athletics championships on Saturday by leaping 5.02 meters to set a new women's pole vault world record, while throwing down the gauntlet to Russian great Yelena Isinbayeva.

The 31-year-old American's stunning vault in Albuquerque, New Mexico, eclipsed Isinbayeva's indoor mark of 5.01 metres set in 2012 and is sure to heat up their rivalry ahead of August's outdoor world championships in Moscow.

"I was in a groove tonight," Suhr, who set the mark on her first attempt at the height, told reporters. "I knew some big things could happen, I just need to be healthy and come down the runway.
"I'm glad that I got 5 meters out of the way, (with the) 5.02, because it is a mental barrier."
Suhr, who denied Isinbayeva a hat-trick of Olympic golds at the London Games, made three unsuccessful attempts at 5.07M.

Isinbayeva holds the outdoor world record of 5.06 metres.

She was runnerup when Isinbayeva set a world record to win gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but turned the tables in London as the Russian struggled to a disappointing bronze. Until her unsuccessful bid for 5.07M, Suhr had not missed a single attempt on Saturday, clearing her first height at 4.65M, and again at 4.70M and 4.75M. She soared over the bar at 4.80M and upped the ante to 4.90M, smashing her previous indoor best before her record-breaking vault.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Police in action students who were throwing brick bats on them during clashes in the vicinity of ...

Police in action students who were throwing brick bats on them during clashes in the vicinity of ...

LJP activists take part in a candle light vigil to pray for CRPF jawans lost their lives in a ...

LJP activists take part in a candle light vigil to pray for CRPF jawans lost their lives in a ...

Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Monday...

Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Monday...

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar being greeted by his fans on his 44th birthday at his residence in Mumbai

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar being greeted by his fans on his 44th birthday at his residence in Mumbai

Girl students pelt stones at security personnel during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in ...

Girl students pelt stones at security personnel during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in ...

College girls shout slogans at a protest against the recent police action on students, in Srinagar..

College girls shout slogans at a protest against the recent police action on students, in Srinagar..

Potato farmers holding a protest over their various demands including proper cold storage ...

Potato farmers holding a protest over their various demands including proper cold storage ...

A man holds his head in despair after grains got drenched in rains at a market in Bikaner on ...

A man holds his head in despair after grains got drenched in rains at a market in Bikaner on ...

Woakes jubiliate with his teammates after the dismissal of Stuart Binny

Woakes jubiliate with his teammates after the dismissal of Stuart Binny

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.