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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Pole-Vault Mark

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Emma George of Australia broke her own women's pole-vault world record with a clearance of 4.55 meters Thursday night at the Melbourne Grand Prix track and field meet at Olympic Park.

George, 22, bettered her mark of 4.50 meters set earlier this month at the Victorian state championships.

The former trapeze artist in the Flying Fruit Fly Circus is preparing for the world indoor championships to be held in Paris next month and for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.