GUANGZHOU, China (AP): China’s Li Caixia cleared 4.30 meters on her first try, taking the women’s pole vault title at the Asian Games over teammate Li Ling on Wednesday.
The event was a lead-up to what has been one of the most anticipated competitions at the Asian Games – Chinese superstar Liu Xiang is scheduled to race in the 110-meter hurdles finals later in the evening.
Liu, who hobbled off the track before his first heat at the Beijing Olympics due to an Achilles injury, is slowly returning to form following surgery and hoping to impress in his first appearance at a multi-sport event on home soil since then.
The women’s pole fault final came down to a contest between the two Lis as they tried, but failed, to clear 4.40. Japan’s Tomomi Abiko was third with 4.15 meters.
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