Pole Vaulting

Some articles on pole, pole vaulting, poles, vaulting:

Stacy Dragila
... (born 25 March 1971 in Auburn, California) is an American former pole vaulter ... She won the first gold medal in women's pole vaulting at the 2000 Summer Olympics coached by Dave Nielsen ... Her best mark in the pole vault is 4.83 metres, set in Ostrava in 2004 ...
Polevault - History
... Poles were used as a practical means of passing over natural obstacles in marshy places such as provinces of Friesland in the Netherlands, along the North Sea, and the great level of the Fens across Cambridgeshire ... tedious roundabout journeys over bridges, a stack of jumping poles was kept at every house and used for vaulting over the canals ... have traditionally used punting poles for moving to the shore from their boat ...
John Pennel
1940 – September 26, 1993) was an American pole vaulter, and four-time world record holder. 13 feet in 1912 many people thought the pole vault limit was close at hand ... Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam was the pioneer over 15 feet in 1940, using a bamboo pole ...

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