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Pole vault: Tina Šutej finishes fifth at Tokyo Olympics


Tokyo - Slovenia's Tina Šutej has placed fifth in the women's pole vault at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 32-year-old national record holder registered a clearance of 4.5 metres in Thursday's final and then failed to clear the height of 4.7 metres to join the top four. US Katie Nageotte won gold as she cleared the final height of 4.9 metres.

Russia's Anzhelika Sidorova, the current World Champion, won silver (4.85 metres) and Holly Bradshaw of the UK earned bronze (4.85 metres).

Šutej shared the fifth best result with Ukraine's Maryna Kylypko and Finland's Wilma Murto in what is her career-high in major outdoor pole vaulting events.

The 32-year-old, who was the Youth World Championships runner-up in 2006, finished 11th at the previous Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


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