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