Mire Reinstorf delivered in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, securing the SA team’s first medal on the opening day of the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

Reinstorf cleared 4.15m with her first attempt to bag gold in the women’s pole vault final, holding off a challenge from Elise Russis of France (who also cleared 4.15m) to win on countback. The 19-year-old South African broke the African women’s U20 record of 4.10m which had been held by Syrine Balti of Tunisia since September 2002.

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