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POLE VAULT

Local athlete Isidro Leyva continues to set new records

Leyva in Mondeville.
Leyva in Mondeville. / IZAN GALIAN
  • The 21-year-old, who represents Trops Cueva de Nerja, set a new Andalusian record at the Mondeville Meeting on Sunday

Local pole vaulter Isidro Leyva has continued his excellent run of form and has set a new record.

The 21-year-old, who represents Trops Cueva de Nerja, set a new Andalusian record at the Mondeville Meeting (France) on Sunday.

There he impressed by increasing his personal best by a centimetre to 5.52 metres.

His previous best, and also an Andalusian record at the time, was set at the last Spanish under-23 outdoor championships, where he won the title.

Leyva had already started 2021 as the leader of the Spanish senior pole vault ranking, with a 5.35m, achieved just a week ago at the Valencia Grand Prix.

Now, he has reaffirmed his place at the top of the ranking and, in addition, has the fifth-best distance among the Spanish under-23s of all time (as well as the ninth at senior level) under his belt.