A run-up, a takeoff – and then time seemed to stand still for just a moment at Zurich Main Station. 3000 spectators watched the spectacular acrobatics skills the world’s best vaulters presented at the height of almost 5 metres, and they rewarded the performances with thunderous applause. What a comeback for Weltklasse Zürich at Zurich Main Station!
A high flyer both on Sechseläutenplatz and at Zurich Main Station
Nina Kennedy is flying high this summer. After taking the world championship title and sharing the gold medal with Katie Moon (USA) a few days ago, she continued her impressive airshow at Zurich Main Station today. Dominating the competition, she was the only one to clear 4.91m. The result not only represented a new personal best but also a new Oceanian indoor record. And what is more: Kennedy managed to repeat her triumph of last year, when she won the competition on Sechseläutenplatz.
Kennedy was quite happy with her performance. “I was really surprised at how high I was jumping today,” she said. “I thought that 4.80m or 4.85m were possible. But I didn’t think that I could go as high as 4.90m. I am so happy! I love Zurich!”
Like in Budapest, her sparring partner and therefore essential for the impressive level of the competition was Katie Moon. “Katie really pushed me today,” Kennedy explained. In the end, Moon cleared 4.81m and placed second. Sandi Morris (USA), who fans also know for performing the Weltklasse Zürich song “Souvenir”, was able to make up for her disappointing result at the world championships by placing third tonight (4.76m).
Angelica Moser within touching distance of the world’s best pole vaulters
Prior to today’s event at Zurich Main Station, Angelica Moser had mentioned that she was having fun at pole vault competitions again and was benefitting from a new confidence. Both factors became evident when the local hero actually appeared in front of her excited home crowd today. And when she managed to clear 4.66m in her second attempt, people erupted into cheers. Moser thanked her fans after finishing the competition in fourth place. “The crowd really lifted me up today. People made me forget how tired I was after a very emotional week,” she said, beaming with joy.