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Fabiana Murer breaks another South American Record

6.17.09




Murer vaults to world leading 4.82m at Brazilian nationals
Excerpt from IAAF.org article - Monday, 08 June 2009

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Fabiana de Almeida Murer produced the best result of the “XXVIII Troféu Brasil Caixa de Atletismo”, the national club competition that serves as the National Championships, by vaulting to a world season leading mark and South American record of 4.82 in Rio de Janeiro on 7 June.

This was the second stage of the “Troféu”, which begun in Bragança Paulista on 30-31 May with Combined Events and Hammer. The rest of the competition, held at Rio’s “Estádio Engenhão” had commenced on 4 June.

The 28-year-old Murer who was tenth at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and a bronze medallist 2008 World Indoor Champs, obtained her fifth national title and set her eleventh South American record with her 4.82m vault, that places her sixth (tied) in the all-time performer lists.

I hadn’t jumped great and much this outdoor season. My only valid competition was at the Belém GP with a jump-off victory with 4.40, so I was aware of all those difficulties, but our event is filled with challenges, and without limits. We always want to fly higher”, said an exultant Murer.

Her series was: 4.40/1; 4.50/2; 4.60/1; 4.70/1; 4.82/3; 4.94/3 fouls. Her previous set of Brazilian/South American records was at 4.80 (São Paulo on 29 June 2008, also at the Troféu). Murer has also jumped 4.81 indoors in Donetsk on 15 February 2009.

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