Holly Bleasdale in pole vault final

Chorley's Holly Bleasdale qualifies for the women's pole vault final Credit: PA Images

Chorley's Holly Bleasdale has qualified for the women's pole vault final by clearing 4.55m.

She said: "That was really good. I came out here and I was so nervous, the most nervous I have ever been in my life, the crowd were amazing. I know there is much more left to come."

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