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Cuban Silva ranked fourth in 8th leg of IAAF Diamond League

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 5 (acn) Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva finished fourth in the eighth stop of the IAAF Diamond League 2019, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Silva, Beijing 2015 world champion and London 2012 Olympic runner-up, reached that position with a discreet mark of 4.57 meters, 10 centimeters lower than her season best.
The event was won by American Katie Nageotte (4.82 m), who was escorted by Russian Anzhelika Sidorova and British Holly Bradshaw, both with 4.72 m and in that order as Sidorova made it with less foul attempts.
As a major negative surprise, Greek Katerina Stefanidi, Rio 2016 Olympic monarch and London 2017 universal queen, left the competition without a valid registration after failing her three attempts at the height of 4.57 m.
Thus, Silva, also 2014 world indoor champion in Sopot, Poland, earned five points and now totals 13 units in the attempt to reach the final of this event.
In her most recent raid in the Diamond League, Silva finished sixth at the stop of Rabat, Morocco, where she scored her season best with 4.67 meters, while in the fourth leg of Rome, Italy; she ranked fourth with 4.66 meters.

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