HIGH AND LOW – YARISLEY SILVA

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. HIGH The Olympic silver medal in London (in 2012) marked a turning point in…

Olympic Pole Vault Champion Thiago Braz da Silva Withdraws From Worlds 2017

Thiago Braz da Silva, the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault, has reportedly withdrawn from the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London and ended his season due to “due to poor form, a calf injury, and back pain,” according to Brazilian media. The Brazilian’s world-qualifying mark of 5.86m, set indoors in January, was ranked sixth globally…

Vaulting in the street

Some of Canada’s pole vaulters are taking their talents from the track to the streets of London Thursday. In conjunction with the London Ribfest, the London Western Track and Field Club will host their first Vault the Park, a street pole vault event, on Central Avenue next to Victoria Park.…

Londoners Pole Vault In The Street

A chance to compete against local Olympians has London pole vaulters flying high in the street. The London Western Track and Field Club, in partnership with London Ribfest, hosted its first ever Vault the Park on Central Ave. beside Victoria Park on Thursday. The free event gives young athletes a…