Young Greek athlete breaks world record in Pole Vault

Emmanouil Karalis

Emmanouil Karalis

Young and talented Greek athlete Emmanouil Karalis has broken the world record in the U20 pole vault with a leap of over 5.78-metres in the second day of the Pan-Hellenic Teen Track Championship, which took place on Sunday in Athens. 

He surpassed the previous record of 5.75m, which was set by Sweden’s Armand Duplantis, a year ago, allowing Karalis to reach a lifetime best by eight centimetres.

Eleventh at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade last March, 19-year-old Karalis has also secured the qualifying mark for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham from 1-4 March, next month. 

GCT Team

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