Havana, Cuba, Aug 30.- The Cuban Yarisley Silva won the bronze medal in the pole vault event at the one-to-last stop on the athletics Diamond League, which was hosted by the Swiss city of Zürich.
Silva, London 2012 Olympic silver medalist, surpassed the height of 4.72 meters, the same result to the second place, Brazil’s Fabiana Murer, reflects the website of the International Federation of the discipline.
Silke Spiegelburg (4.79), from Germany, won the gold medal of that event and now leads the standings with 17 points, two more than the vaulter from Cuba.
In the league, the winners of each of the 32 disciplines to compete are decided by points; they receive a cash prize and a diamond trophy, besides the pride of being number one in their speciality.
Success in each events means accumulating four points, the second (2) and third (1), except for the finals in Zurich, Switzerland, and Brussels, Belgium, where the score is doubled.
For Silva, winner of the bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships, held in August, has triumphed in the phases of Birmingham and London, as well as being second in Stockholm and third in New York.
With the result of the day today, it seems that the Cuban and German will be in fierce contention looking to lead the women’s the pole vault, women’s branch, when in Belgian soil IAAF will host the last stage of the Diamond League, the upcoming September 6. (ACN)