Syntagma Square hosts street pole vault event

Syntagma Square hosts street pole vault event

Katerina Stefanidi of Greece competes in the 4th Athens Street Pole Vault at Syntagma Square, central Athens, on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Greek champion won the women’s competition with a jump of 4.65 meters in an event that drew hundreds of locals and visitors. Kostas Filippidis won the men’s event (5.70 m). The results will be taken into account in the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam in July and the Rio Olympics in August. The event first launched in 2013 at the Zappeion. It moved to Flisvos in 2014 before taking place in Syntagma for the first time last year.

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