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Bleasdale voted European Athlete of the Month for January

Holly Bleasdale

21 February 2012

European Athletics have today announced that British pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale (Julien Raffalli-Ebezant) has been voted as the European Athlete of the Month for January.

The 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships gold medallist, moved up to second on the world and European all-time list with her magnificent mark of 4.87m in the French town of Villeurbane on 21 January.

The 20-year-old’s successfully opener to 2012 was voted for by the public, media and a panel of European Athletics experts, alongside Russian high jumper Aleksey Dmitrik who was also scooped the award.

Read the full story on the European Athletics website: