Commonwealth Games: Kurtis Marschall wins gold in pole vault, Dani Stevens crushes field in discus

Stevens was virtually unchallenged as she successfully defended her women’s discus crown, while Marschall edged out Canada’s Shawn Barber to win gold in the men’s pole vault final.

Marschall, a rising star of men’s pole vaulting, faced a tougher challenge when he needed to clear 5.70m on his third and final attempt to clinch the gold.

As predicted, the competition resulted in a showdown between Marschall and the 2015 world champion Barber when they were the only vaulters left in the final after both clearing 5.55 metres.

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