First impressions – Demi Payne

Only three women in history have jumped higher than US pole vault star Demi Payne. We chat to the 4.90m vaulter on some first things that hold genuine significance to her. First competition I believe it was in Dallas, Texas. It was around my sophomore year at high school and…

First impressions – Shawn Barber

World champion Shawn Barber is currently riding the crest of a wave in his pole vaulting career. Here the Canadian six-metre vaulter takes time out to outline a few significant firsts in both his athletics and non-athletics life. First pole vault competition The first competition I can remember was at…