Athletics: Lavillenie vaults over world record

French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie broke Sergey Bubka's 21-year-old world record with a clearance of 6.16 metres in Donetsk on Saturday.

France's Renaud Lavillenie reacts after breaking Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old indoor

Lavillenie eclipsed the Ukrainian great's mark of 6.15m at the indoor event to end his long reign at the top of the all-time rankings.

The 27-year-old's previous best was 6.08m.

He wrote on Twitter: "World record! 6.16m on first attempt. It's unbelieveable, I am still in the air..."

Bubka still holds the outdoor world record of 6.14m.



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