BRUSSELS (AFP) – American Sandi Morris immediately set her heights high after pole vaulting her way into the history books in Brussels when she became just the third woman ever to pass the mythical five-metre bar.
Morris nailed a 5.00m attempt to win the season-ending Diamond League meet late Friday and match the feats of Russian world record holder and two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva and fellow American Jennifer Suhr, who has achieved 5.03m vaulting indoors.
“I’m only the third woman in history to do it if you include indoors and outdoors,” said Morris, with just her and Russian vaulting icon Isinbayeva having cleared 5m outdoors.
“It’s really an honour because it’s a mental number. I’ve jumped into the 5m club, it’s just a number to be respected and it’s really cool to be in that club.”