Hello, Newman: Canadian pole vaulter is aiming higher in pursuit of Olympic success

Alysha Newman served notice to the world with her gold medal-winning pole vault in the Commonwealth Games in April.

In the process, she broke her own national record, setting a new Canadian bar of success at 4.75 metres.

For all that, it was the jubilation she displayed after landing in the mat — jumping up and down, repeatedly punching the air and completing another full somersault — that vaulted her profile to a new level.

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