Christopher Nilsen Clears 6.02m At Perche en Or (VIDEO)
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Chris Nilsen, the Olympic pole vault silver medalist from the United States, broke the six-meter barrier for the first time in his career on Saturday at the Perche en Or in Tourcoing, France, setting an area indoor record of 6.02m (5).
Nilsen made 5.54m, 5.64m, 5.74m, 5.81m, and 5.92m on his first tries, as well as 5.54m, 5.64m, 5.74m, 5.81m, and 5.92m. He is now second on the season’s top list, after Mondo Duplantis, who holds the world record with 6.03m.
💯 Énorme Christopher Nilsen !
🤩 Il s’offre un 100% au Perche en Or ! Record des USA en salle, un sans faute et la meilleure perf du meeting égalée avec une barre à 6,02m !
— FFAthlétisme (@FFAthletisme) February 5, 2022
Renaud Lavillenie, the former world record holder, finished second with a 5.81m clearance, his 14th consecutive year clearing 5.81m or higher, while Matt Ludwig of the United States finished third with the same height.
Iryna Zhuk of Belarus won the women’s competition with a national and world record of 4.77 meters. Margot Chevrier of France came in second with a 4.54m personal best, finishing on countback ahead of China’s Xu Huiqin.
By World Athletics