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Albeit gaining high popularity in developed regions, pole vaulting a game has witnessed low acceptance in other regions in the world, which has indirectly impacted the demand for pole vault equipment and its market.
Olympic silver medallist Sandi Morris demonstrates pole vaulting to a masterclass participant at the Aspire Dome yesterday.
Tunisia, represented by ten athletes, have totalled six medals so far, after the gold won by Syrine Balti (pole vaulting), the silver by Dorra Mahfoudhi (pole vaulting) and the bronze by Sarra Ben Saad (hammer).
However, Barkes, of Greta Bridge, near Barnard Castle, decided to give pole vaulting a trial and has already been ranked 14th in the country for her age.
"We've been pretty strong in pole vaulting in any given year, but to bring back that many guys who are competing consistently at that level is certainly a luxury to have,'' coach Roger Anderson said.
Although the basic pole vaulting technique of running with pole, planting the pole, jumping at take-off, inverting on the pole, and arching feet-first over the crossbar is firmly established, athletes can differ substantially in their ability to achieve a fast run-up velocity and in their proficiency in performing the vaulting actions.
CYPRUS' Olympic pole vaulting hopes are hanging in the balance as athletes lobby local sporting associations to replace the dangerous and inadequate landing mats and poles at Limassol's GSO stadium.
He took an extended break from pole vaulting to pursue another goal: finishing his degree.
Summary: Tangier - Two records were broken in the 100 meters and pole vaulting events at the 3rd Moulay El Hassan International athletics meeting, held in Tangier on Sunday.
She enters this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., as one of the favorites to win the 2010 national championship in pole vaulting, having cleared 14 feet, 5 1/2 inches.
RISING Scots star Jax Thoirs has set his sights high after an inspirational training session with pole vaulting legend Sergey Bubka, the world-record holder and six-time world champion.
YELENA ISINBAYEVA, the Russian ballerina who floats through the air to dominate the world of women's pole vaulting, is not unbeatable.