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Everything is getting hot in the pole vault world and records are being broken, and new PR’s are constantly being achieved. Everyone seems to be stepping up their game and clearing the big bars.
Pole Vault news, “men’s pole vault final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018” (With the bar at 5.90m and three men clear at 5.85m, Renauld Lavillenie stood on the runway as the final man to make a second attempt, knowing that a clearance would likely secure him a third world indoor title. (2018). (https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/world-indoor-birmingham-2018-men-pole-vault)
“women’s pole vault final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018” (Still the wait goes on for Katerina Stefanidi. The 28-year-old might have come to Birmingham as the Greek with the Midas vaulting touch – on a roll of European outdoor, Olympic, European indoor, and world indoor titles – but, when it came to the world indoor final, the one gold missing from her Fort Knox collection proved beyond her grasp once again. (2018). Retrieved from (https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/womens-pole-vault-final-iaaf-world-indoor-cha)
On the cover, Coach Mike Cockerham, Flying Dragons Pole Vault Coach. “The coaching philosophy at The Flying Dragons club stems from Mike’s own experience as a vaulter, as well as what he’s observed over the years.” Mike and his club are one of a kind that develops some of the best athletes the sport has ever seen. Enjoy the article and the hard work that Samantha put forth this month. Well deserved!
Kreager Taber writes about Narrowing Muscular Imbalances from Pole Vaulting. Many imbalances can affect your sport and the abilities that you put forth. “The oblique muscles, instead of being lopsided from the athlete only swinging up on one side, will be strengthened uniformly and provide even stabilization for the vaulter as they run down the runway.” It’s a serious article that you should not take lightly! Enjoy and good job Kreager!
Check us out next month when we sit down and talk to Bubba Sparks and analyze his knowledge of the sport. Fun times ahead, stay tuned!