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Local vaulter Yang excels in Diaond League
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2012-05-21 11:27

Chinese vaulter Yang Yansheng claimed the title of men's pole vault event in front of a jubilant crowds at the 2012 Diamond League in Shanghai on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Yang took the title with a winning mark of 5.65 meters, 10 centimeters short of the Chinese national record he set in 2010. Germany's Bjorn Otto and Malte Mohr finished second and third respectively.

"I am not surprised to win the championship. It is my normal performance. I can reach 5.80m during my training," said Yang. "The heavy rain may affect me as well as other competitors." 
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