pole vaulting


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pole vaulting:

see track and field athleticstrack and field athletics
or athletics,
sports of foot racing, hurdling, jumping, vaulting, and throwing varied weights and objects. They are usually separated into two categories: track, the running and hurdling events; and field, the throwing, jumping, and vaulting
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Inclusion of pole vaulting in various tournaments, Olympics and Commonwealth Games has demanded use of quality pole vault equipment, which continues to drive the sale of pole vault equipment, in turn pushing the growth of the pole vault equipment market.
"It was a great experience to see these athletes from all over the world, and even more being able to run, and try out javelin and pole vaulting with them.
"All I want from Claudia this year is to enjoy what she is doing, learn as much as she can and hopefully love pole vaulting as much as I know she loved being a gymnast."
While Silva has been pole vaulting since his freshman year -- he followed his sister, Erin, a record-setting vaulter at Westboro and, currently, Bowdoin College down the runway -- and Plowman since his sophomore season, Chuma and Klimavich both took up the event last season.
In pole vaulting the peak height reached by the athlete's centre of mass is usually 5-25 cm higher than the vault height (i.e., the height of the crossbar).
In an open letter to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) vice president Segey Bubka -- himself a pole vaulting world record holder --the island's ten strong pole vaulting team said: "For around 10 years now we have made numerous complaints about the equipment of the (Tsirio) stadium, about the lack of interest in new athletes ...
The second record was posted by American Janson Lacy in women's pole vaulting competition.
Stripling's collegiate career ends soon, but Compton said his protege is being talked about in pole vaulting as "the next big thing" for the United States.
Originally a gymnast she took up pole vaulting "as a bit of fun" to take her mind off coursework while studying for her degree at the University of Wales Institute.
"The best of British female pole vaulting have competed against one another and European visitors.
Set up in 2002, the academy is designed to encourage participation in pole vaulting by increasing the opportunity young athletes have of trying it out, and to support the development of both participants and coaches.
Pole vaulting is a very physically demanding sport that requires a lot of proper training to ensure a superior general fitness.