Perth based 16-year-old Sasha Zhoya has jumped 5.56m in the Men’s Pole Vault, which is an U18 world best at Day 1 of the Australian Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.
The record of 5.55m, which was previously held by Greek athlete Emmanouilt Karalis set in 2016, was easily cleared by Zhoya who went on to win the U20 Men’s Pole Vault.
Vision of the jump can be seen here:
Sasha will be competing in another four events at the Australian Track & Field Championships.
The Australian Track & Field Championships are on at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre until Sunday April 7
More about the Australian Track & Field Championships can be seen here.
Picture: Australia All Schools Championships
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 09: Sasha Zhoya of Western Australia competes in the boys under 16 Pole Vault during the Australia All Schools Championships on December 9, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)