Pole vaulter Sandi Morris produced the performance of the night at the Memorial Van Damme at the second of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Diamond League finals at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, becoming only the second woman in history behind Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva to clear five metres outdoors.

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Morris, who took the Olympic silver medal on countback at Rio 2016 behind Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi after both cleared 4.85m, had no chance of depriving her rival of this season’s Diamond Trophy and accompanying prize of $40,000 in their event, but after securing victory she went on to achieve her historic effort at the second attempt.

 

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