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Howe vaults to golden record

25 Mar 06 12:07
Australian Kym Howe and friend, celebrating Pole Vault gold. 

Australian Kym Howe and friend, celebrating Pole Vault gold.

Australian Kym Howe has set a Commonwealth Record of 4.62m to take gold in the Women's Pole Vault.

Howe's result, exceeding her personal best by one centimetre, was a convincing win over compatriot and silver medallist Tatiana Grigorieva, by 27 centimetres. Grigorieva couldn't get near her personal best of 4.56m set in 2001.

"I just can't even think right now, my head is so full of excitement I can't even remember the jump," said Howe.

Canada's Stephanie McCann took bronze, sharing the 4.25m mark with equal fourth placed Dana Ellis and Roslinda Samsu of Malaysia, and Australia's Victoria Parnov. McCann was awarded the bronze medal on a count back.

Samsu's result eclipsed her former personal best by five centimetres.

In minor placings, England's Kate Dennison vaulted 4.15m for seventh, a height matched by Melina Hamilton of New Zealand and Canada's Kelsie Hendry. England's Elizabeth Spain reached 4.00 metres for 11th, as did Zeo Brown of Northern Ireland who finished in 12th position.

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