Canadian track and field world champion and pole jump record holder Alysha Newman has bettered her own record – again. Newman for the second time in two months improved her own previous best when she cleared 4.77 metres in the pole vault event at the Stabhochsprung Jockgrim athletics meet in Germany. She shared the podium with second and third place winners Holly Bradshaw (Britain) and Xu Huiquin (China), both of whom only managed to clear the 4.70 metre mark.
Newman the previous time round beat her own Commonwealth Games winning clear of 4.75 metres (March 2018) when she cleared 4.76 metres at the Guelph-based Speed River Inferno meet that took place on June 8.
A Champion Inside And Out
Newman enjoyed a particularly strong season indoors, and one that saw her do her vault magic inside of house by clearing a very clean 4.71 metres. The pole vault Canadian super star has been improving steadily at every meet since the 2018 Commonwealth Games and to say that for Alysha Newman the sky is the limit, has never been a more appropriate use of the old adage.