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Renaud Lavillenie thwarted in new pole vault world record bid

France`s Renaud Lavillenie was thwarted in his bid to improve his own world pole vault record on Saturday, failing three times to succeed at 6.17m.

Renaud Lavillenie thwarted in new pole vault world record bid

Paris: France`s Renaud Lavillenie was thwarted in his bid to improve his own world pole vault record on Saturday, failing three times to succeed at 6.17m.

He had to be satisfied with a best of 6.01m in an indoor meeting at Nevers, central France.

The performance was the best in the world this season and the ninth time the 28-year-old had cleared the symbolic six-metre barrier.

"Why would I be disappointed? I did 6.01m -- it was a successful evening," said the Frenchman.

"I missed the world record but I had some fine attempts. I`m super happy with my evening`s work."

Lavillenie, who set the world record of 6.16m in Donetsk in February last year, had also reached six metres in Rouen two weeks ago.

From Zee News

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