Finnish youngster Wilma Murto denies two-time defending champ Stefanidi's triple in European Champs

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Wilma Murto broke the Finnish record three times on her way to a shock victory in the women’s pole vault competition at the European Championships.

Six years after setting the world junior record, the 24-year-old who had arrived in Munich with a season’s best of 4.60m in finishing sixth at the World Championships remarkably went over 4.75m and 4.80m at the first time of asking before equalling the championships record with a second-time clearance of 4.85m.

That record had been set by Katerina Stefanidi, the defending champion who had to settle for second this time around with a best of 4.75m. Croatian Tina Šutej took bronze with a second-time clearance at the same height.

She equalled the CR set by Katerina Stefanidi who finished 2nd with 4.75m.

Katerina silver medal performance of 4.75m matches this year's personal record for the Greek elite athlete.

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