Three Greek Athletes Fight for Gold in European Pole Vault Final



Katerina Stefanidi (pictured), Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou and Eleni Polak advanced to the women’s pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin to take place on Thursday.

Thursday night will be a great evening for Greek athletics as the three women are to compete for the gold medal in the 24th European track and field championship.

Stefanidi, who holds the pole vault European title, and Kyriakopoulou and Polak secured qualification on Tuesday night. Stefanidi jumped over the 4.55m mark, while  Kyriakopoulou and Polak qualified with 4.45m.

Stefanidi was the only athlete who jumped over 4.55m.

This is the first time three athletes of the same sport will represent Greece in a final.