Sandi Morris clears 5.00m in Brussels Diamond League pole vault

Sandi Morris became just the third female pole vaulter to clear 5.00m indoors or out as she broke the Diamond League record at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme before three unsuccessful attempts at a world record height on Friday (September 9).

The American has had a rollercoaster year but it ended on a high as Morris, who broke her wrist at a meeting in Ostrava in May, followed up her Olympic silver medal with the world-leading and American outdoor best clearance. The 24-year-old had gone into the competition targeting the meeting record and after achieving that she raised the bar to 5.07m, though it wasn’t to be.

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