Frenchman Lavillenie beats Bubka's indoor world record

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 15, 2014 12:00 PM

(Reuters) - Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France established a pole vault indoor world record with an effort of 6.16 meters at a meeting in Donetsk, the French athletics federation said on Saturday.

The previous mark of 6.15 was set by Sergei Bubka at the same event in Ukraine in 1993.

Bubka still holds the outdoor world record of 6.14.

(Writing by Gregory Blachier in Paris, editing by Tony Jimenez)