‘I don’t regret tears of London’, says pole vaulter bidding for Commonwealth medal after crashing out of World Championships

Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw has said crashing out of the 2017 World Championships made her “more resilient” ahead of her Commonwealth competition.

Her failure to clear 4.75m generated heartbreaking images of her sobbing on the mat at the London Stadium— but she said the experience “made me the athlete I am now”. She said she keeps pictures of the scene on her phone: “I scroll through them. It makes me realise what I have been through. I don’t regret it. I can use it to springboard to better things.”

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