The Australian pole-vaulter Emma George begged her coach for one more jump and then used it to break her own world record at the Sydney Grand Prix meet yesterday in Australia.

George cleared 15 feet 1 inch on her first attempt after easy clearances on her two previous heights.

It was a 16th world record — outdoors or indoors — for George, who set the previous outdoor mark at 15- last March.

The jump set her up for the world indoor championships in Japan next month, where George hopes to improve on her silver medal from the previous titles in Paris in 1997.

Women’s pole-vault will make its Olympic debut at the 2000 Games in Sydney.


Emma George
Emma George


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