UK No.1 clears 4.73m as she secures her spot for the world championships

Holly Bradshaw was a class apart in claiming her 12th national pole vault title at the Müller British Athletics Championships on Sunday, booking her place on the team heading to the IAAF World Championships in Doha in the process.

The national record-holder broke her own championship best with her clearance of 4.73m as she added another gold medal to her record number of wins which now stands at seven outdoor British titles and five victories indoors.

Entering the competition at 4.51m, Bradshaw had the competition won with her very first vault as she soared over the bar on her first go.

She went on to clear 4.63m on her first attempt and the 4.73m championship record on her second go before three attempts at a would-have-been British outdoor record of 4.82m.

It came after a long and hot wait of around 90 minutes to begin jumping and the European bronze medallist only started competing after all the other members of the field had already exited the competition, with Sophie Cook securing silver with a PB-equalling 4.36m and Lucy Bryan claiming bronze with a 4.25m clearance.

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