pole vault

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pole vault

1. the. a field event in which competitors attempt to clear a high bar with the aid of an extremely flexible long pole
2. a single attempt in the pole vault
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"He's also worked with Harriette Paxton, who suffered the same injury as me, so he knows how to get a pole-vaulter back in top condition right after that kind of time off.
In 1985, which Ukrainian pole-vaulter achieved the first-ever six-metre jump?
In the '80s and early '90s gay men in the initial years of the AIDS pandemic defied society's perceptions of their health by working out, tanning, and shaving their bodies with equal enthusiasm--thank you, Calvin Klein, for bringing Olympic pole-vaulter Tom Hintnaus, in your underwear, to the masses via that legendary Times Square billboard.
POLE-VAULTER Sonia Lawrence continued her rapid rise in athletics since switching sports by picking up her first Welsh indoor title.
1991: Ukrainian pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka cleared 20 feet for the first time at Malmo in Sweden, setting a world record of 20 feet and one quarter-inch (6.17 metres).
TOP PRIZE: Emma Szostak collects her award from Luke Cutts, international pole-vaulter (zzhwe071008emma)
Horrified spectators said the impact sounded like "a gun shot" or "a pole-vaulter's pole snapping".
Former Olympic medallist Brendan Foster joined Sunderland pole-vaulter Mark Christie to unveil a Yes4theNorthEast banner at Gateshead International Stadium.
The icing on the cake was that both athletes, plus pole-vaulter Scott Simpson, all clinched personal bests.
(Which reminds me of the old joke: Are you a pole-vaulter? No, I'm German.