Stefanidi takes gold, Morris silver in women’s pole vault

Gold: Ekaterini Stefanidi (Greece), 4.85m

Silver: Sandi Morris (USA), 4.85m

Bronze: Eliza McCartney (NZL), 4.80m

It was a night that saw many of the medal favorites bow out of competition early.

Reigning Olympic champion, American Jenn Suhr, who has been battling a virus during her time in Rio, found herself in a tight spot when she missed her first attempt at 4.60m. She bounced back and made it over, but was eventually eliminated when she was unable to make it over 4.70m.


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