Holly Bradshaw wins pole vault as Britain sit fifth in Athletics World Cup

Holly Bradshaw cleared 4.75m in the women’s pole vault to give Britain its first victory in the Athletics World Cup, a new eight-team event at the London Stadium. The captain Lorraine Ugen then posted 6.86m to gain a second home victory in the long jump, but at the end of first day Britain were in only fifth place.

The buildup was marred by the absence of many big names – including the British stars Dina Asher-Smith and Reece Prescod, who ran in the Rabat Diamond League on Friday night, as well as Laura Muir and Adam Gemili.

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