ATHENS: Russia's Svetlana Feofanova reclaimed her women's indoor pole vault world record on Sunday, clearing 4.85m at the Athens 2004 IAAF permit meeting.
Feofanova made the jump at the first attempt to eclipse the mark of 4.83m set in Donetsk a week ago by her compatriot Yelena Isinbayeva, who was also taking part in Athens.
Feofanova had held the previous record of 4.80m, which she achieved at last year's world indoor championships in Birmingham, England.
“Something was making it difficult for me to gather my strength, but today I am very pleased because at last I have managed to do this jump,” Feofanova said through an interpreter.
Isinbayeva finished second with a jump of 4.50m, with Iceland's Edda Elisdottir third after clearing the same height.
Isinbayeva holds the world outdoor record with a vault of 4.82m set at Gateshead, England last July. – Reuters
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