Amalie Svabikova produced the finest series in her of her life to dominate the pole vault and nab the first medal at these Championships for the Czech Republic.

It took the 18-year-old a clearance at just 4.40m to secure the victory –the lowest winning height since 2010– but after taking care of the victory formalities and a couple sideline celebrations, she had the bar raised to 4.51m, one centimetre better than the personal best she set last year. After missing on her first attempt, she sailed higher with her second, grazing the bar slightly on the way down, but it stayed, handing Svabikova a national U20 record with the second highest clearance ever at these championships to go along with her gold medal.

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