Updated: Friday, 22 August 2014 05:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Lavillenie's 20-win streak ends in chilly Stockholm

Olympic champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie suffered a surprise defeat at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday, just five days after the Frenchman wrapped up a third consecutive European title.


Lavillenie's 20-win streak ends in chilly Stockholm

France's pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie competes during the men's event during the IAAF Diamond League DN Galan meeting at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium on August 21, 2014 - by Jonathan Nackstrand

On a cold night in the Swedish capital, Lavillenie failed three times to clear 5.60m, a height well outside his world record of 6.16m.

His defeat brought to an end his run of 20 consecutive victories.

"The wind was very difficult today, it was moving the bar around a lot," said Lavillenie.

Nobody managed to register a successful height beyond the modest 5.60m with Greece's Konstantinos Phillipidis, whose own personal best is 5.83m, taking victory after going clear at the first attempt.

Poland's Piotr Lisek and China's Xue Changrui both also cleared 5.60m to take second and third places respectively.

In the men's 100m, Jamaica's Nesta Carter took victory in 9.96sec ahead of Trinidad's Keston Bledman, 10.09sec, with Chijindu Ujah of Great Britain finishing in third place in 10.10sec.

For Carter, 28, it was his best time of the year although his career best remains 9.78sec from August 2010.

There was a world-leading performance in the 5,000m with Ethiopia's Mukhtar Edris clocking 12min 54.83sec.

In long jump, South Africa's Godfrey Khotso Mokoena took victory with a personal best for the season of 8.09m.

American sprinter Allyson Felix dominated the women's 200m in a time of 22.85sec, more than a second slower than her best time.

The high winds also affected the women's 100m hurdles where America's Queen Harrison won in 12.66sec.

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