Natalie Uy bags pole vault bronze in Thailand tilt
MANILA, Philippines—Fil-American pole vaulter Natalie Uy bolstered her stock with a podium finish in Thailand over the weekend just months away from the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games.
Uy, the reigning SEA Games champion and current record-holder, bagged the bronze medal in the 2021 Golden Fly Series in Phuket.
“What an incredible meet here in paradise! The energy was unbelievable. Thanks @goldenflyseries2021_phuket for such an amazing experience,” Uy posted on her social media account.
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The 27-year-old from Kettering, Ohio cleared 4.21m to tie American Kristen Brown but had to settle for third place via countback.
Britain’s Holly Bradshaw took home the gold with a 4.51m clearance.
Uy missed the Tokyo Olympics due to a left hand injury that needed surgery in September of last year.