Pole Vault Champions Clash in Doha: Moon, Kennedy, and Caudery Set to Compete

Get ready for a gripping showdown in Doha as pole vault champions Katie Moon, Nina Kennedy, and Molly Caudery compete, joined by other top athletes like Wilma Murto and Sandi Morris. Read about Moon’s journey and upcoming outdoor season aspirations.

Three Reigning World Pole Vault Champions to Clash in Doha’s Wanda Diamond League

Doha, May 10 – The Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha is set to witness a thrilling showdown as three reigning world pole vault champions go head-to-head. USA’s Katie Moon, Australia’s Nina Kennedy, and Great Britain’s Molly Caudery have all been announced for the event on May 10.

Moon and Kennedy shared the world title last August in Budapest after both clearing 4.90m. Their iconic moment was even shortlisted for the International Fair Play Award at the World Athletics Awards 2023. Caudery, the reigning world indoor champion, finished fifth in Budapest and then went on to win the world indoor title in Glasgow earlier this year, clearing 4.80m.

The trio will be joined by a strong international field, including:

  • Finland’s world bronze medalist Wilma Murto
  • USA’s two-time world indoor champion Sandi Morris
  • Slovenia’s 2022 world indoor bronze medalist Tina Sutej
  • USA’s Pan American Games champion Bridget Williams

Ahead of the outdoor season, Moon, the defending Diamond League champion, is looking forward to building on her recent success. “I had a frustrating build-up to the World Indoors due to an Achilles injury, but I was so happy to walk away with some hardware for the US,” she said. “Now I’m looking forward to building back up for the outdoors and returning to Doha, where I opened my season with a victory last year.”

The announcement of the pole vault field for Doha follows the confirmation that Sweden’s world pole vault record-holder Mondo Duplantis will kick off his Diamond League campaign in China, competing in Xiamen on April 20 and then Suzhou on April 27.

Additionally, Morocco’s Olympic and two-time world 3000m steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali will return to the scene of his 3000m personal best set last year, this time racing his specialist event.

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