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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.
An Illustrated History of Pole Vault - Track & Field - About.com
The precise origin of pole vaulting isn't known. It was likely discovered independently in a variety of cultures as a way of surmounting physical obstacles, such as ...
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.
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, ...
Olympic Pole Vault Basics - Track & Field - About.com
What is Olympic Pole Vault? In this highest-flying of Olympic track and field events, successful vaulters race down a runway, plant a long, flexible pole into a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Men's Pole Vault World Records From 1912 to Present
American Marc Wright was credited with the first recognized men's pole vault world record with a leap of 4.02 meters (13 feet, 2¼ inches) in 1912. His effort is ...