China’s pole vaulter Li Ling sticks to faith for higher

XI’AN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — Asian record holder Li Ling cleared 4.70 meters to win the women’s pole vault at China’s 14th National Games here on Wednesday, but for her, breaking her own record is much more appealing and challenging.

At 2019 IAAF Shanghai Diamond League, Li set the Asian mark as she cleared 4.72 meters, and the record has never been improved since then. In the same year, Li went abroad twice to learn from coach Vitaly Petrov, who trained pole vaulters like Yelena Isinbayeva and Rio Olympic champion Da Silva.

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