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Big pole-vault record by Kyriacopoulou

Pole-vault champion Nicole Kyriacopoulou smashed her own national indoor record on Thursday clearing 4.76 meters at a meeting in Sweden.

Just over two weeks before the European Indoor Championships in Prague, Kyriacopoulou returned tothe stadium where she had registered her 4.72 national best last year, and rose four centimeters higher this time.

This has been the best jump in Europe so far this year and the second in the world.

Kyriacopoulou lit the XLGalan in Stockholm with her performance that gave her victory in the meeting, but that was outshone on the night by the world record in the women’s 5,000 meters by Genzebe Dibaba.

Also in Stockholm on Thursday, Louis Tsatoumas finished second in the long jump measuring 7.93 meters.