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2013: Vaulting with commitment

DESCRIBING Yarisley Silva (Pinar del Río, June 1, 1987) as the best female pole-vaulter of the 2013 season is no exaggeration, although she was unable to take top honors in the 14th Moscow World Championship or the year’s Diamond League competition. Her performance does, however, provide more than enough evidence…

Cuba has now a vaulting force

With Lazaro Borges’ world silver in 2011 and her Olympic silver, Cuba has emerged a top contender in the Pole Vault, an area previously considered weaker on the Island among the field events. “The talent is there; we just need the resources and the opportunities,” said Silva. “Lazaro and I…