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Introduction to the Pole Vault - Track & Field - About.com
Successful pole vaulters combine the speed and flexibility of a high jumper with good upper body strength. The pole vaulter sprints down a runway and plants ...
Pole vault - Track & Field - About.com
Pole vault overview including pole vaulting technique, rules and history.
Pole Vault Basics - Track & Field - About.com
As a highly technical event that requires a sprinter's speed, a thrower-like upper- body strength and a gymnast's balance, pole vaulting isn't for very young kids.
An Illustrated History of Pole Vault - Track & Field - About.com
Bob Seagren's 1968 gold medal extended the U.S. Olympic pole vault winning streak to 16. The American streak ended in controversy in 1972 when many ...
Olympic Pole Vault Essentials - Track & Field - About.com
Pole vaulting has progressed strongly throughout Olympic history. William Hoyt won the initial pole vault event in 1896 with a jump of 3.3 meters (10 feet, ...
Rules for the Olympic Pole Vault Competition
During the 2004 Athens Games, 38 men and 35 women participated in their respective qualification rounds to earn a spot in the pole vault final. Sixteen men and ...
Pole Vault Technique, Part 1 - Track & Field - About.com
Former Olympic and World champion pole vaulter Stacy Dragila currently coaches young vaulters. She discussed pole vaulting technique in a February 2013 ...
Jumps and pole vault - Track & Field - About.com
Includes required skills, necessary equipment, technique and profiles of successful athletes. Events include high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault.
Pole Vault Approach Run - Track & Field - About.com
If you lack sufficient momentum from your run you won't reach your full potential, no matter how you handle the pole. Pole vault coach and U.S. indoor ...
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Pole Vault - Track & Field
A successful vaulter generally has a sprinter's speed, and must build that speed while carrying a long pole. Finally, while pole vaulters don't resemble discus ...