Swiss miss: Pole vaulter Shawn Barber’s struggles continue

Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber improved marginally from last week’s Diamond League meet in Paris, clearing 5.63 metres Thursday to finish eighth in Lausanne, Switzerland, where American Sam Kendricks posted a meet record 5.93.

Barber, who is focused on consistency leading up to the world track and field championships Aug. 5-13 in London, England, was successful on his first attempts at 5.53 and 5.63 before missing all three attempts at 5.73.

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