Yarisley Silva has been Cuba’s leading pole vaulter for more than a decade. The 2015 world champion and equal fifth best vaulter of all time reflects on the highest and lowest moments of her decorated career.


The Olympic silver medal in London (in 2012) marked a turning point in my career. Cuba had never featured that high in pole vaulting on the world stage before, except for Lazaro Borges’ silver medal at the 2011 World Championships.

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