Holly Bleasdale aiming for "top six"

Bleasdale aiming for
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Great Britain's Holly Bleasdale is targeting a finish within the "top six" of the women's pole vault final.

Holly Bleasdale has set herself the target of finishing within the "top six" of tonight's women's pole vault final.

The British vaulter has been ranked within the top ten of the world standings for the last few months.

However, rather than placing the pressure of claiming a medal upon herself, Bleasdale instead admitted that she would be content with a respectable finish.

"When I watched the Beijing Olympics, I didn't know what pole vault was. Now I am in the final," she told BBC Sport.

"Because I am still young, I want to enjoy the experience. I want to get into the top six, and anything above that would be a bonus.

"To be wearing the Team GB kit, I am so proud and privileged. It means the world to me to compete in front of my home crowd."

The 20-year-old recently claimed the bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships.

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