New Iberia native makes final round of Women's Pole Vault at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Posted at 10:26 AM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 11:41:06-04

New Iberia native Morgann Leleux Romero has catapulted herself into the final round of the Women's Pole Vault at the Tokyo Olympics.

Leleux Romero competed Monday after a rain delay during the qualifying competition.

Romero cleared a height of 4.55 meters (14 feet, 11 inches) on her third attempt to secure a spot in the final round.

Her American teammate Katie Nageotte also earned a spot in the final round.

The two will compete for a medal on Thursday, August 5, against a group of 13 other athletes.

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