Ben Broeders finished third in the pole vault competition at the Doha meeting, the opening round of the Diamond League, on Saturday in Qatar. The victory went to Swede Armand Duplantis. Originally scheduled for Friday, the pole vault competition had been postponed for a day and indoors because of the wind blowing in the capital of Qatar.
Broeders crossed a bar at 5m71 along with the Americans KC Lightfoot and Christopher Nilsen and the Frenchman Valentin Lavillenie. The Belgian pole vaulter, however, has to settle for third place because Lightfoot has made fewer mistakes on his previous jumps.
A performance that does not allow Broeders to reach the minimum for the Euro (5m75) or for the Worlds (5m80).
Reigning Olympic champion, Sweden’s Armand Duplantis won the competition thanks to a 6m02 bar, thus setting a new meeting record.