Stefanidi overcomes heat to win pole vault Garden Clash
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Katerina Stefanidi, of Greece, competes in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Three of the leading womens pole vaulters will take their turn to compete in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)The strategy of reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi throughout a fast-paced, race-against-the-clock pole vault competition: keep cool. Its a great accomplishment for me and really helped push me on to another level.The mens pole vault competition provided a game plan for the women: keep a steady pace. The Ultimate Garden Clash event has been popular on World Athletics social media channels and could serve as a model for future track competitions.