Zach McWhorter and Sophie Guttersmith (USA) topped the men’s and women’s general competitions at the Busan International Pole Vaulting Championships 2023.
McWhorter cleared 5.50 meters to 스포츠토토 win the men’s general competition at Gwangalli Beach Park Special Stadium in Busan on Tuesday.
Shingo Sawa (JPN), who was looking for a second straight title, finished second at 5.40 meters.
Kasinpop Chomchanad (THA) also cleared 5.40 meters, but was pushed back from his best time and finished third.
Yoon Dae-wook (YEC) was the highest South Korean finisher, clearing 5.20 meters to take sixth place.
In the women’s general category, Guttersmith cleared 4.40m to beat defending champion Misaki Morota (JPN), who cleared 4.30m.
Chayanisa Chomchuendi (THA) cleared 4.10 to take third.
Cho Min-ji (Chungju City Hall) and Shin Soo-soo (Gangwon Provincial Athletic Association) were tied for eighth at 3.60m.