Canada’s Anicka Newell excited to showcase pole vault in Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO — When a back injury ended Anicka Newell’s gymnastics career, she missed the thrill of flying through the air.

She found it in pole vault.

The 24-year-old makes a living hurling herself up and over a bar more than four-and-a-half metres high — or the height of an average full-grown female giraffe.

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