Country: Great Britain
Date of birth: 7/5/1984
Place of birth: Durban, South Africa
Height: 170cm / 5ft 7in
Weight: 57kg / 8st 13lbs
Most pole vaulters are a bit crazy. Putting yourself upside down and over a bar. It’s not the most sane event.
The first-ever British junior to clear four metres and later broke the British record – nine times, in the space of a year. By the time she was finished messing around with the national mark it stood at 4.60m. Or at least it did until July 2011, when it was beaten by teenager Holly Bleasdale.
How it all began:
Started as a gymnast and finished fourth in the under-12 National Gymnastics Championships. But did not feel passionate about the sport and switched to pole vault in 2000.
Widely expected to bring home gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but a jump of 4.25m was disappointing and only good enough for bronze.
Few are likely to challenge Russian world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva, the greatest pole vaulter of all time. Jennifer Stuczynski of the United States will have a go, while new kid on the block Bleasdale is Dennison’s fiercest domestic challenger.
By The Telegraph
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