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Tori soars to santry silver

It proved a long afternoon for Irish pole vaulter Tori Pena at last Saturday’s European Team Championships in Santry. With all four seasons pummelling the athletes (and spectators), the pole vault took well over two hours to complete with the cross-bar constantly at risk of blowing over in gale-force gusts.…

Olympic bar too high for Tori Pena

TORI PENA LEFT her pole vault dreams on the crash mat after a disappointing morning in London’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Ireland’s first-ever female pole vaulter was in action on the second day of the track and field events but couldn’t find the performance to book a place in Monday’s…

A day in the life of Tori Pena

THE POLE VAULTER: Tori Pena, 25 8AM: Making plans… At the moment, there isn’t really a typical day for me. I’m travelling. I have my training plan all mapped out, mixing the meets I’m doing with preparation for the Olympics. When do I get up? Unfortunately, international competitions like the…