13th International Golden Roof Challenge 2017 – Pole Vault – Innsbruck AUT

13th International Golden Roof Challenge 2017 – Pole Vault – Innsbruck AUT

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Published 03 June 2017

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Last night’s 13th International Golden Roof Challenge played out before the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the home of the Golden Fly Series. A highlight in the athletics season, this elite in-city event inspired thousands of fans in the inner city. The gods looked kindly on the competitors and after an intense downpour shortly before the warm-up, the weather cleared and there was nothing to prevent the competitions going ahead.

Unfortunately, a warm-up collision meant that two athletes - Rebeca Silhanove (CZE) and Olympic finalist Michal Balner (CZE) – were bruised and had to withdraw, reducing the pole vault field from the very beginning. Gladly this did not detract from the gripping battle for the coveted Golden Dachshindel.

Young Czech, Amálie Švábíková won the women's pole vault with 4.25 m, failing in her attempt to break a new Czech U19 record. The second place went to World Cup finalist Minna Nikkanen (FIN) with 4.05 m. Belgium’s Chloe Henry (BEL) was unlucky and did not manage to clear and went out gracefully with her endearing smile.

The men's pole vault competition should have been a one-man show by world No. 1 Piotr Lisek (POL), but he did not find the right timing and failed three times at his start height of 5.40 m. British record holderccoming back from a broken shoulder, won the competition with 5.40 m, followed by Ivan Horvath (CRO) also with 5.40 meters.

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