Sandi Morris continued her reign as the world indoor pole vault champion, clearing 4.80m to lead a US top two ahead of her training partner Katie Nageotte at the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 on Saturday (19).
Managing the same height that she achieved to take the US indoor title ahead of Nageotte in Spokane last month, Morris added a second global gold to a major medal collection that also includes 2016 Olympic silver, two world outdoor medals of that same colour from 2017 and 2019, and a world indoor silver from 2016.
Injury denied Morris the opportunity to challenge Nageotte for the Olympic title in Tokyo last summer, but Belgrade offered another chance for the friends to go head-to-head.
With a last-gasp clearance, Morris conquered in a clash that saw Nageotte secure silver on countback thanks to her first-time 4.75m.
SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS