Silva casts off self-doubts to win pole vault gold at worlds

BEIJING (AP) With a strange choice for background music blaring around the Bird's Nest, Yarisley Silva attempted to clear 5.01 meters in the pole vault shortly after winning her first gold medal at the world championships. The song, ''Another One Bites the Dust'' by Queen, didn't affect her. For Silva, the only thing biting the dust was the self-doubt that had crept into her pre...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Image of Asia: A golden celebration

In this photo by Andy Wong, Cuba's Yarisley Silva celebrates as she makes a clearance on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday. The silver medalist at the London Olympics, Silva cleared 4.90 meters on her third attempt to secure her first world championship. Fabiana Murer of Brazil claimed silver...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

World Champs Murer, Cantwell headline field events at 104th Millrose Games

NEW YORK – Two of the world’s most talked-about field event athletes will ply their trades when reigning World Indoor Champions Christian Cantwell and Fabiana Murer contest the men’s shot put and women’s pole vault, respectively, at the 104th Millrose Games. Although two of the biggest stars of the meet, they will also face some of the fiercest competition of the night.
Via USA Track & Field
January 17, 2011

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