A British record for Wigan's Harry Coppell

Wigan's Harry Coppell has set a new British record in the pole vault.
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Harry Coppell

The 23-year-old cleared 5.85m at today's Muller British Championships.

His leap - in a Wigan Harriers vest - beat the previous best of 5.82m, set in 2012 by Steven Lewis.

Coppell's feat shows the lockdown has not stalled his remarkable progress.

Earlier this year he cleared 5.80m to qualify for the summer's Olympics, only for the event to be postponed a year.

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