women's Pole Vault

04 MAR 2014 Preview Sopot, Poland

Women's pole vault preview – IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014

Poland's Anna Rogowska in the pole vault final (Getty Images)Poland's Anna Rogowska in the pole vault final (Getty Images) © Copyright

The host nation’s best bet for gold possibly lies with Anna Rogowska.

The 2009 world champion cleared 4.76m in Gent in early February to achieve her best height in three years and top the 2014 world list.

A 4.85m vaulter at her best, Rogowska collected world indoor silver in 2006 and bronze in 2010, but she was beaten on count-back at last year's European Indoor Championships by Holly Bleasdale. The Briton took bronze in Istanbul two years ago and will want to improve on that.

Germany’s Silke Spiegelburg came close to clearing a national indoor record this season and is desperate to break her run of fourth-place finishes at major championships.

World indoor record-holder and 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr was beaten by Mary Saxer at the US Indoor Championships, but won't be discouraged as all of her recent training has indicated that she could be in the best form of her life.

Nicola Bamford for the IAAF