American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte earned a gold medal for Team USA on the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. The 30-year-old from Ohio was capable of clear a formidable top of 4.9 meters (16 ft, one inch). This was a problem for Nageotte, who failed her first two makes an attempt on the first top of 4.5 meters (14 ft, 9 inches). However she cleared it on her third strive, then went on to clear 4.7 meters (15 ft, 5 inches), then 4.8 (15 ft, 9 inches), after which 4.85 meters (15 ft, 11 inches) earlier than getting 4.9 meters. Impressively, Nageotte was one among solely 4 different pole vaulters to clear the 4.7-meter top.
This was an Olympic debut for Nagoette. She tried for the 2016 Rio Olympics, however got here in fifth throughout the Trials that 12 months. She clearly made up for it when she certified for the Tokyo Olympics throughout the Trials with a personal-best pole vault of 4.95 meters (16 ft, three inches).
After successful gold, Nagoette attempted a 5.01-meter (16 feet, five inches) vault to interrupt the US report, however determined to not observe via with the try. As a substitute, she was able to rejoice her superb gold victory! Her joyful response whereas hugging silver medalist Anzhelika Sidorova of the Russian Olympic Committee is so emotional, we will not assist however tear up, too!
And so as to add to the emotion, Nagoette shared this tweet back in 2018. Her late father, who handed away in 2007 from a coronary heart assault, was her greatest fan. She has “DAD” written on the within of her spikes, and faucets them earlier than she jumps throughout any competitors for help and inspiration. Forward, see a photograph of her shoe mid-vault, then try extra images of her in motion and her emotional response after successful gold.
For my total profession, since he handed away, I’ve written “Dad” on the within of my spike and I faucet it earlier than massive jumps. That is the primary image I’ve ever obtained with me doing it, and the truth that it’s in a Workforce USA uniform makes it that rather more particular. ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/nwbPg0v2TV
— Katie Nageotte (@ktnago13) July 16, 2018
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