Italy’s Carla Forcellini again lifts W50 indoor vault world record

Poor Nicoletta Incerti and Miriam Galli. They no-heighted at an indoor meet yesterday in Florence, Italy. But worse yet — they lost to a woman three decades older! W50 Carla Forcellini broke her own pending world indoor record in the vault with a 3.30 (10-10) jump. See results here. Carla opened at 2.80, clearing on second try, then passed 2.90. She cleared 3.00 on her first try, passed 3.10 and then made 3.20 and 3.30 on first attempts, going out at 3.35 (10-11 1/2). Carla still has a ways to go to reach the W50 outdoor WR of 3.40 (11-1 3/4) by Aussie Dawn Hartigan. Give her time.

Carla could be jumping 11 feet soon, at her current rate of progression.

Our thanks to Andrea Benatti of Web-atletica, who notified us of Carla’s latest mark and is keeping track of all masters world records set in 2010. This is the 27th!

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February 17, 2010

2 Responses

  1. Ken Stone - February 17, 2010

    Andrea also notes a world indoor record in the M35 pentathlon by Wilfrid Boulineau of France. His 3847 points beats the listed WR of 3770 by Thomas Stewens of Germany in 2004.

  2. Weia Reinboud - February 17, 2010

    Beware, another pole vault woman is turning 50 this year. She did a very easy 3.20 last week.

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