Olympics: Brazil's Da Silva Stuns Lavillenie To Win Pole Vault Title

Olympics: Brazil's Da Silva stuns Lavillenie to win pole vault title

RIO DE JANEIRO,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Augst,2016) - Unheralded Brazilian Thiago Braz Da Silva sent the home crowd wild Monday as he trumped France's defending Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie to win the men's pole vault title.

In a thrilling competition in which Lavillenie was jeered every time he vaulted, Da Silva won gold with an Olympic record of 6.03 metres. Lavillenie pitched everything on a last-gasp vault at 6.08m, but failed and had to be content with silver with a best of 5.98m. American Sam Hendricks took bronze with 5.85.