CHORLEY pole vault star Holly Bradshaw celebrated her ninth British title in some style in Manchester on Saturday.

Clearing 4.90 metres saw her set a pair of British records and placed her third in the world standings heading to the Tokyo Olympics where she will hope to be the hunt for a first medal.

“I knew I was in good shape, and I broke a nine-year record so I feel I am in the shape of my life,” Blackburn Harrier Bradshaw said.

“It’s a great place to be so relaxed and it was a nice environment in Manchester, and I just had to do my thing.”

Bradshaw earned $5,000 for her British record of 4.90m which revised her previous best of 4.87m.

She entered the competition at 4.55m, which she cleared second time around. That would have been enough to win her ninth title – and seventh successive victory – but she didn’t stop there.

Bradshaw cleared 4.70m with her second leap before moving up to 4.83m and comfortably went over the mark that broke her previous outdoor record which was set this year.

That still left her nine-year-old 4.87m indoor mark as her PB but, while the 5,000m was in action, she sailed over 4.90m which puts the double Olympic top six-placer third in the world rankings for 2021.