World Athletics: Yarisley Silva of Cuba Wins Women's Pole Vault

Updated: 26 August 2015 19:25 IST

Cuba's Yarisley Silva won the women's pole vault title at the world championships.

World Athletics: Yarisley Silva of Cuba Wins Women
Yarisley Silva of Cuba won the women's pole vault title in Beijing. © AFP

Beijing:

Cuba's Yarisley Silva won the women's pole vault title at the world championships on Wednesday. Silva, the silver medallist at the London Olympics, vaulted a best of 4.90 metres. (Latest Athletics News from Beijing)

Fabiana Murer of Brazil, 2011 world champion, took silver with a new South American record of 4.85m.

Greece's Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou completed the podium with 4.80m.

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