Thursday, 01 September 2016 03:47

Stefanidi third as Bradshaw wins Zurich pole vault

Briton Holly Bradshaw on Thursday won the women's pole vault at the Zurich Diamond League, held a day ahead of the main meet in the Swiss city's central train station.

As commuters hurried home on a balmy evening, Bradshaw, who up until last year competed under her maiden name of Bleasdale, won after clearing 4.76 metres after the top three all failed to clear 4.81m.

American Sandi Morris, the silver medallist at the Rio Games, was second, while Greece's Olympic and European champion Katerina Stefanidi had to be content with third on countback.

The main programme of track and field events will be held on Thursday at the Letzigrund Stadium, far from the bizarre setting of the main hall of Zurich station, where the runway was raised to the landing mat, lined on one side by a temporary scaffolded seating area with standing room on the other side and at the far end of the mat.

AFP -- OmRiyadat