Another chapter was written in the Sergei Bubka legend at the World Championships in Gothenburg yesterday as the Ukrainian successfully defended his pole vault title. It was his fifth world gold medal out of five, a feat that is unlikely ever to be equalled. He vaulted 5.92 metres to beat Maksim Tarasov of Russia and Jean Galfione of France.
In the men's 200m, Michael Johnson of the United States destroyed the field to complete the 200/400m double, while Britain's Sally Gunnell, missing through injury, lost both her title and her world record when Kim Batten won the women's 400m hurdles in a time of 52.61sec.
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