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Pole vault world record holder Lavillenie misses final

Pole vault world record holder Lavillenie misses final
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019 - Men's Pole Vault Qualification - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - September 28, 2019 France's Renaud Lavillenie reacts REUTERS/Dylan Martinez -
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DYLAN MARTINEZ(Reuters)
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DOHA (Reuters) – French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, the world record holder, was eliminated from the world athletics championships on Saturday after failing to clear the qualifying height.

The 33-year-old, who has won medals in five consecutive world championships, cleared 5.60 metres but failed in his three attempts at 5.70 metres, short of the 5.75 metres needed to qualify for the final.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, editing by Ed Osmond)

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