World champion Filippidis dominates in Innsbruck | Best of Pole Vault Golden Roof Challenge 2019, Innsbruck (AUT)

World champion Filippidis dominates in Innsbruck | Best of Pole Vault Golden Roof Challenge 2019, Innsbruck (AUT)

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Publiée le le 24 juin 2019

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The elite of long jump and pole vault came together in the city centre Innsbruck for the 15th Golden Roof Challenge.
Their extraordinary arena: The historic area in front of the tourist spot Goldenes Dachl meaning Golden Roof.
At this In-City-Event, the cheering spectators can follow the competition with the top-stars jumping in touching distance – contrary to the spacious athletics stadiums.
The centrepiece of the contest is the “FlySwat”, the largest mobile athletics facility in the world. It’s 72.3 metres long and weighs 25 tons. The „FlySwat“ is used by both sports: Facing towards one side the athletes spiral upwards in the Austrian evening sky, facing towards the other side long jumpers sprint towards the sandpit.

During the Pole Vault Women competition the Swedish Angelica Bengtsson set a new Golden Fly Series meeting record with a height of 4,61m. She won gold ahead of Aksana Gataullina (ANA, authorized neutral athlete)
In the Men Pole Vault competition the defending champion Konstantinos Filippidis won took home the Golden Roof Challenge title 2019 again. With a height of 5,61m he left Charlie Myers from Great Britain on second and Axel Chapelle from France on third.

Results:

Pole Vault Women
1. Angelica Bengtsson (SWE) – 4,61m
2. Aksana Gataullina (ANA) – 4,26m
3. Agnes Hodi (AUT)

Pole Vault Men
1. Konstantinos Filippidis (GRE) – 5,61m
2. Charlie Myers (GBR) – 5,51m
3. Axel Chapelle (FRA) – 5,41m

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