World Athletics: Shawnacy Barber Wins Gold in Men's Pole Vault

Updated: 24 August 2015 19:47 IST

Shawnacy Barber secured the men's pole vault gold in the World Championships.

World Athletics: Shawnacy Barber Wins Gold in Men
Canada's Shawnacy Barber won the men's pole vault gold. © AFP

Canada's Shawnacy Barber prolonged Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie's world championship jinx by snatching men's pole vault gold in Beijing on Monday.

Barber managed a best of 5.90 metres, winning on countback from defending champion Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany at the Bird's Nest stadium.

Olympic champion and world record holder Lavillenie could only clear 5.80 and shared bronze with Polish pair Piotr Lisek and Pawel Wojciechowski as his challenge fell flat again.

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