Swedish polevaulter Kjeil Isaksson broke his own world record in Los Angeles on Saturday (April 15) when he cleared 18 feet 2 inches (5.54 metres) on his third attempt.
SV Competitor running and over jump and brings down bar
SV Runs up and clears bar at 18FT 2 Inches
Initials ES. 17.00 ES. 1705
original on 4904/72 26ft different cut
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Background: Swedish polevaulter Kjeil Isaksson broke his own world record in Los Angeles on Saturday (April 15) when he cleared 18 feet 2 inches (5.54 metres) on his third attempt.
Isaksson, who set the previous record of 18 feet I Inch (5.15 metres) only a week ago, was vaulting at the Meet of Champions at the University of California, Los Angeles campus.
But the Swede - who is 5ft 8 1/2 inches (174cm - failed in his three attempts to clear 18ft 4 inches (5.15 metres) even though he had room to spare on his record-breaking vault.
SYNOPSIS: At the Meet of Champions in Los Angeles on Saturday the pole vault event commands the attention of the crowd.
Kjell Isaksson of Sweden...running up to clear eighteen feet two inches and break his own world record set a week earlier. Isaksson had plenty of room to spare -- but he failed in his three later attempts to clear 18 feet four inches.