Alysha Newman of London, Ont., broke her own Canadian record in the pole vault on Sunday.

The 23-year-old cleared 4.75 metres, topping her previous mark of 4.71.

Newman did a back flip in celebration after the bar stayed up.

She finished seventh at the world track and field championships earlier this month in London, with a jump of 4.65.

Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman finishes 7th at World Championships0:43