Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman broke her own national indoor record on Saturday, clearing 4.71 metres en route to a tie for first place in the women’s event at an IAAF indoor meet in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Newman, whose previous personal best was a 4.70 from last year’s IAAF indoor world championships​ in Birmingham, England, tied with Russian athlete Anzhelika Sidorova atop the podium at Saturday’s meet.

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