Alysha Newman sets new Canadian pole vault record
London, Ont., native breaks her previous mark with clearance of 4.75 metres
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.
Alysha Newman (<a href="https://twitter.com/alysha_newman94">@alysha_newman94</a>) breaks 🇨🇦 pole vault record with a clearance of 4.75m in Germany. <a href="https://t.co/81oenFL2EE">pic.twitter.com/81oenFL2EE</a>—@AthleticsCanada
She finished seventh at the world track and field championships earlier this month in London, with a jump of 4.65.