Preview of Meeting Lievin Women’s Pole Vault

Preview of Meeting Lievin Women’s Pole Vault

Katie Nageotte, the Olympic pole vault gold medalist, will compete at Liévin for the second time. The American standout won the French match three years ago, clearing 4.62m. Nageotte had a fantastic season in 2021, winning the US Olympic Trials with a lifetime best of 4.95m (fourth-best in the world outdoor all-time list), the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo with 4.90m and three Wanda Diamond League meets in Doha (4.84m), Monaco (4.90m), and Eugene (4.84m) (4.82m).

Nageotte also competed in two global finals, placing fifth with 4.70m at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham and seventh with 4.70m in the 2019 World Championships in Doha.

The American pole vaulter began her 2022 season with a win at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, with a height of 4.60 meters, and a third-place result at the Millrose Games in New York with a height of 4.35 meters.

In Liévin, Anzhelika Sidorova will make her first appearance. In Doha 2019, the Russian vaulter won the world gold medal, the Olympic silver medal, two world indoor silver medals in Sopot 2014 and Birmingham 2018, two European Indoor gold medals in Prague 2015 and Glasgow 2019, and the European outdoor championship in Zurich 2014. She improved to 5.01 meters in the Diamond League final in Zurich, and she began the 2022 indoor season with a world-leading record of 4.80 meters in Moscow last week.

Yarisley Silva, the 2015 world champion, Tina Sutej of Slovenia, and Iryna Zhuk of Belarus, who finished second and third at the European Indoor Championships in Torun 2021, are all on the roster. Last Monday in Val de Reuil, Sutej won on countback with 4.70m, while Silva placed third with 4.65m.

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