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.