Bleasdale soars 4.87m in Villeurbanne
Holly Bleasdale made a major leap into the pole vaulting elite after a 4.87m clearance in Villeurbanne, France, near Lyon, on Saturday (21).
With her third attempt clearance the 20-year-old Briton moved all the way up to the No. 2 spot all-time among vaulters indoors. Only World indoor record holder Yelena Isinbaeyeva (5.00m) has gone higher.
Bleasdale was on a tear, clearing 4.40m, 4.60m, 4.72m and 4.80m with her first attempts. Her 4.72m success added one centimeter to her own UK national record set in Orleans, France, on 10 December.
She then had the bar raised to a would-be World record of 5.01m, but missed three times.