Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year three times.
Former Razorback Sutej finishes 5th in Tokyo
Tina Sutej, of Slovenia, competes in the final of the women's pole vault at the Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Tina Sutej, a former University of Arkansas NCAA pole vault champion competing in her third Olympics for Slovenia, finished in a tie for fifth in Thursday’s final with a clearance of 14 feet, 9 inches.
It was the highest finish at the Olympics for Sutej, who was 18th in 2012 in London and 11th in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
Sutej finished in a three-way tie for fifth with the Ukraine’s Maryna Kylypko and Finland’s Wilma Murto. All three missed at 15-5.
American Katie Nageotte went 16-0 ¾ to win the gold medal. Anzhelika Sidorova of the Russian Olympic Committee team cleared 15-11 for the silver medal and Great Britain’s Holly Bradshaw made the same height to take the bronze.
Dominique Scott, a four-time NCAA champion for the Razorbacks, will compete in the 10,000 meters on Saturday. Last week she finished 13th in the preliminaries of the 5,000.
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