DAEGU, South Korea -- Pawel Wojciechowski of Poland won the gold medal in the men's pole vault at the world championships Monday.
Wojciechowski cleared 19 feet, 4 1/4 inches, the same as silver medalist Lazaro Borges of Cuba. He won because of fewer missed attempts.
Renaud Lavillenie of France took the bronze.
Defending world champion Steve Hooker did not qualify for the final.
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