Pole vault: Alysha Newman of Delaware tunes up for world meet in Budweiser Gardens lot

The Olympic experience last year?

That was great.

But the results?

It’s clear two weeks out from the world track and field championships in London, England, that qualifying round road bump in Brazil still grates on Alysha Newman’s nerves.

“I didn’t make the Rio finals and that hurt me so bad because I should’ve been there,” the 23-year-old Canadian pole vault star said Thursday. “I put way too much pressure on myself.

“But I learned from it. I’m going to worlds and I’ll treat it like the Olympics. It’s all the same girls there and I want to make that final.

“I feel confident, and then on the day of the final, anything can happen.”

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