Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and 2000 for women.
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... Kozakiewicz's gesture 1982 Men's European Championships Pole Vault (Athens) 1983 Men's World Championships Pole Vault (Helsinki) 1984 Men's Olympic Pole Vault (Los Angeles) 1986 Men's European Championships ...
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Famous quotes containing the words vault and/or pole:
“The constellated sounds
ran sprinkling on earths floor
As the dark vault above
with stars was spangled oer.”
—Robert Bridges (18441930)
“Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole!
To Mary Queen the praise be given!
She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
That slid into my soul.”
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17721834)