Track and Field

Canadian Heather Abadie takes bronze in women's pole vault at U20 World Athletics

Canadian Heather Abadie claimed bronze in the women's pole vault at the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi on Wednesday. The 18-year-old, Port Elgin, Ont., native jumped 4.05 metres to make the podium.

Port Elgin, Ont., native jumps 4.05 metres to make podium in Nairobi

Heather Abadie, 18, from Port Elgin, Ont., cleared her first three jumps of 3.80, 3.95 and 4.05 metres to win bronze in the women's pole vault at the U20 World Athletics Championships on Wednesday. (Jason Reindl/@AthleticsCanada/Twitter)

Canadian Heather Abadie claimed bronze in the women's pole vault at the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old, Port Elgin, Ont., native jumped 4.05 metres to make the podium.

Mire Reinstorf of South Africa and Elise Russis of France both jumped 4.15 to take gold and silver, respectively.

Abadie cleared her first three jumps of 3.80, 3.95 and 4.05, but was unable to clear 4.15.

And, while both Reinstorf and Russis cleared the mark, the South African managed the feat on her first try, while the French competitor did it in two. 

That proved to be the difference as neither managed to clear 4.20, handing Reinstorf the gold. 

WATCH l Canadian Heather Abadie wins women's pole vault bronze at U20 Worlds:

Canadian Heather Abadie wins women's pole vault bronze at U20 Worlds

9 months ago
Duration 0:35
Port Elgin, Ontario's Heather Abadie cleared 4.05m to win a bronze medal in the women's pole vault event at the U20 World Athletics Championships.

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