What a difference a year makes!
Renaud Lavillenie, the London 2012 Olympic champion, won the European Indoors in March 2013, but had his highest attempt not accepted, a vault over 6.04m, where the bar bounced out of its standard position and returned, but not to it's standard position. The officials called the vault a miss, which just made Renaud Lavillenie inconsolable.
Now, move to January 2014. On January 25, 2014, in Rouen, France, Renaud Lavillenie clears 6.04 meters on his first attempt at the height, after clearing 6.79m, 6.83m (two attempts), and 6.93m!
Today, in Bydgoszcz,Poland, at the Pedro's Cup, Renaud Lavillenie cleared. And then, the bar was moved to 6.08 meters. Six meters point 08!
Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6.08 meters by a huge amount! He is now the number two vaulter indoors of all times!
More details to come!