France's Renaud Lavillenie wins pole vault with Olympic record
Renaud Lavillenie of France competes in the Men's Pole Vault Final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 10, 2012, in London.
(AP) Renaud Lavillenie of France won the pole vault gold medal Friday with an Olympic record jump of 5.97 meters.
Lavillenie, the world indoor champion, has been the dominant pole vaulter in 2012.
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Bjoern Otto earned silver on a countback from German teammate Raphael Holzdeppe after both cleared 5.91 meters. Holzdeppe had more missed attempts than Otto during the final.
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