Curran casualty of pole vault carnage

Manx woman Olivia Curran in action during Saturday evening's rain-soaked Commonwealth Games women's pole vault final

Manx woman Olivia Curran in action during Saturday evening's rain-soaked Commonwealth Games women's pole vault final

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Olivia Curran had to contend with some atrocious conditions as she contested Saturday evening’s Commonwealth Games women’s pole vault final at Hampden Park.

In at times torrential downpours, the 23-year-old attempted to jump 3.80 metres, but along with five of the other athletes in the 10-woman field she failed to negotiate the bar as the weather took its toll.

Australian gold medal favourite Alana Boyd mastered the slippery and soaking runway the best winning with a vault of 4.50m. Welshwoman Sally Peake came second with Alysha Newman (Canada) and Sally Scott (England) joint bronze medallist after clearing the 3.80m mark.

A positive Curran after said that the ‘carnage’ of the evening hadn’t put her off competing at that she’d definitely be back in the future.

Read Olivia’s full reaction in Tuesday’s Examiner.

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