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Alysha Newman sets new Canadian pole vault record

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.

London, Ont., native breaks her previous mark with clearance of 4.75 metres

Alysha Newman, shown here at the world track and field championships, broke her own Canadian record with a clearance of 4.75 metres. (Matt Dunham/Associated Press)

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.

The London, Ontario native bowed out at 4.75m to finish in 7th place in the women's pole vault at the IAAF World Championships in London 0:43

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