Doha, May 10 – Cuban female pole vaulter Yarisley Silva had a modest day today and finished second in the first leg of the Athletics Diamond League, held here, won by Greek athlete Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou.
Silva, Olympic silver medalist in London in 2012, could only jump 4.53 meters on his second attempt, but failed three times with the rod trying to jump 4.63.
Thus the world indoor champion in Sopot, Poland, in March, got one of the most discreet records this season.
Kyriakopoulou failed twice before beating 4.63 meters, with which she won the event, because later, she had a two-time failure twice on 4.73.
The third place was for German Kristina Gadschiew, with 4.43 meters, the same result as also German Silke Spiegelburg, who was fifth.
While in the female javelin Slovenian Martina Ratej brokered the title, with a throw of 65.48 meters, achieved in her third attempt.
The silver went to Australian Kimberley Mickle (65.36) and bronze for the South African Sunette Viljoen (64.23).
Each stop of the Diamond League gives four points for the winners, two for second places and one for third, except the last two stages, offering double amount of the points.
Source: Prensa Latina