17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Women’s pole vault preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Venezuelan pole vaulter Robeilys Peinado (Getty Images)Venezuelan pole vaulter Robeilys Peinado (Getty Images) © Copyright

The buzz in the pole vault surrounds Venezuela’s Robeilys Peinado, the world youth champion who at 16 has already reached 4.40m.

Pride of place, however, goes to Russia’s Alena Lutkovskaya, the world youth silver medallist and European junior champion, who has cleared 4.46m and 4.43m this year, as well as an indoor mark of 4.50m.

Home hopes will be led by USA’s Desiree Freier, who set a North American junior record of 4.42m this year.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's Pole Vault Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Angelica Bengtsson SWE SWE 14 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Angelica Bengtsson 4.50 SWE SWE Barcelona (Olympic Stadium) 14 JUL 2012
Alena Lutkovskaya 4.50 RUS RUS Eugene (Hayward Field), OR 24 JUL 2014

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Alena Lutkovskaya RUS RUS 4.50
2 Desiree Freier USA USA 4.45
3 Eliza McCartney NZL NZL 4.45
4 Nina Kennedy AUS AUS 4.40
5 Angelica Moser SUI SUI 4.36