Pole-vaulter Kyriakopoulou wins bronze at Worlds in Beijing


Greek pole-vaulter Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou won the bronze medal at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing’s National Stadium on Wednesday. Kyriakopoulou cleared 4.80 meters for third place. Cuba’s Yarisley Silva took the gold with a vault of 4.90 meters. Fabiana Murer of Brazil won the silver. Kyriakopoulou’s medal was the 21st in Greece’s history at the world athletics championships. The last time the country won a medal at the tournament was in 2007.