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World Athletics Championships 2022: Katie Nageotte Bags Pole Vault Gold

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Last Updated: July 18, 2022, 11:04 IST

Eugene, Oregon

Katie Nageotte (Twitter)

Katie Nageotte (Twitter)

American Nageotte cleared 4.85 metres on her first attempt to win her first medal at the worlds, while compatriot Sandi Morris had to settle for a third straight silver after clearing the same height but on her second attempt. Australian Nina Kennedy took the bronze medal

Olympic champion Katie Nageotte won the United States’ first women’s pole vault gold at the World Championships in more than two decades on Sunday, with compatriot Sandi Morris taking silver and Australian Nina Kennedy the bronze.

Nageotte cleared 4.85 metres on her first attempt to win her first medal at the worlds, while Morris had to settle for a third straight silver after clearing the same height but on her second attempt.

The last American to win gold in the event was Stacy Dragila at the 2011 Edmonton worlds.

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first published:July 18, 2022, 11:04 IST
last updated:July 18, 2022, 11:04 IST