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WATCH: Pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi wins gold at 2017 European Championships

The 27-year-old came first in the women's pole vault event in Serbia

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Katerina Stefanidi Photo: Digital Journal

06 March 2017

Olympian Katerina Stefanidi has been awarded the gold medal at this year's European Athletics Indoor Championships in the women's pole vault event.

Held in Belgrade, Serbia, on her first attempt the 27-year-old cleared 4.85 meters, which not only managed to secure her a win, but also stands as the best achievement in the event so far this season.

To follow, Stefanidi attempted 4.91 meters three times in a bid to achieve a new personal best, however was unsuccessful.

Following in second place was Germany's Lisa Ryzih with a personal best of 4.75 meters, 10 centimetres less than Stefanidi, while Swedan's Angelica Bengtsson and Maryna Kylypko from the Ukraine both took out bronze with a tie of 4.55 meters.

The Greek pole vaulter has been on a path of success for some time now, having won the gold medal in the women's pole vault at the 2016 Olympic Games, and last month took out first place at the NYRR Millrose Games in New York City.

Watch Katerina Stefanidi's impressive achievement in full below:

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