IAAF World Youth Championships – Day Four – Evening report

Bressanone/Brixen – There was a double triumph for Sweden in the pole vault when Angelica Bengtsson who dominated the event and Michaela Meijer trumped the opposition.

Bengtsson was a revelation coming into the final with best-ever vault of 4.12m and delighting the capacity crowd with a huge world leader of 4.32 before three failures at 4.37.

"I came to win the gold," she said on a day of double celebrations. "Now I am world champion and overjoyed. This is the best birthday present because I turned 16 three days ago."

Meijer who preceded her as world leader was not in the same shape which saw her clear 4.18 in late May, but can only blame herself when having passed 4.15, she failed with the bar five centimetres higher….READ MORE

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