LONDON (AP) - Jenn Suhr of the United States won the gold medal in the women's pole vault on Monday, ending Russian Yelena Isinbayeva's bid for a third straight Olympic title.
PHOTO GALLERY: Results of the Women's Pole Vault Final
The Fredonia native won after clearing 4.75 meters at her second attempt, and missed every attempt at 4.80.
Yarisley Silva also cleared 4.75 on her second attempt for a Cuban national record, but lost on a countback and took silver.
Isinbayeva finished with bronze at 4.70. She had been aiming to be the first woman in track and field to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics.
Shortly after winning gold, Suhr posted a comment on her facebook page:
"It's very emotional. It's something that you work so hard for, for four years, and heartbreak and joy, and then some more heartbreak. To overcome it and come out on top is something that whenever I thought of I started crying, so I knew it was just going to be emotional, whenever I thought about how it would feel to win gold. Then I would think of how it would feel to be fourth, and I'd cry over that too. It was definitely something that I've wanted, I don't think I've ever wanted anything so bad."
Two On Your Side's Sarah Hopkins watched the competition with Suhr's parents in Fredonia. You can watch her interview by clicking on the video player on this page.