Israeli pole vaulter Alexander Averbukh won the gold medal in the European indoor pole vaulting championship in Belgium, raising hopes he could also take a medal home in the Olympics. Averbukh cleared nearly 19 feet in his first try. He immigrated to Israel from Russia more than a year ago.
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