Katerina Stefanidi won bronze in the women’s pole vault at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday, with a season-best clearance of 4.85 metres.
The former world champion and Olympic gold medalist could do no better than landing a bronze at the final, clearing 4.85 meters at her second attempt.
— SEGAS (@PRESEGAS) September 29, 2019
This was her top performance for the season, which has not seen her reach the peak of her form, less than a year before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She had traveled to Qatar with 4.83 metres. this season.
🥉 and a SB of 4.85m at the best women's pole vault competition of all time. Couldn't be happier to bring another medal home 🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/hLVRNEWgDI
— Katerina Stefanidi (@KatStefanidi) September 29, 2019
Gold went to Russian Anzhelika Sidorova (competing as a neutral athlete), clearing 4.95 metres. Silver went to American Sandi Morris, with 4.90 metres being her biggest clearance of the night.
This marks the tenth medal at a major international competition at the senior level in Stefanidi’s career.
She has now won two medals at the World Championships (gold and bronze), one at the Olympics (gold), two at the World Indoor Championships (two bronze), three at the European Championships (two gold and one silver), and two at the European Indoor Championships (gold and silver).