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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Athletics: Gold is gold even without my flag, says Russian champion Sidorova Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova said her victory at the world championships on Sunday had not been overshadowed by the absence of her country's flag and the scandal surrounding its athletics federation. The 28-year-old Russian, who cleared 4.95 meters on her third and final attempt, said she felt slightly uncomfortable seeing the silver and bronze medalists celebrate with their flags but was too caught up in her own emotions to be bothered.

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