Lavillenie under Bubka eyes, by EME News


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Sergey Bubka has been the best pole vaulter in the world for nearly two decades. He set the world record over two dozen times (actually 35 times, I believe). The Pole Vault Stars event is a brilliant event (on my bucket list). That is he is following Renaud Lavillenie is not new news. But, it is recent that Lavillenie is focused on going higher and higher. Much of it seems as admiration. In the few times I have been fortunate to speak to Mr. Bubka, his knowledge of the event is amazing and his knowledge of the athletes coming up and realization of what it takes to climb over six meters and six meter plus is first hand....


DONETSK (UKR): Worlds top pole vaulters are heading for the 25th jubilee Samsung Pole Vault Stars meet in Donetsk on Saturday (EA Indoor Permit). Main organiser Sergey Bubka left Winter Olympics on Thursday for Donetsk. Main attraction of course French world leader and olympic winner Renaud Lavillenie who improved this indoor season to 608 and attacked Bubka´s world indoor record 615 cm. Lavillenie will face 14 other jumpers headed by 2011 World champion Pawel Wojciechowski, fresh UK record holder Luke Cutts, Greek record holder Kostas Filippidis, South American record holder Thiago Braz da Silva. Improved Polish jumpers Piotr Lisek and Robert Sobera with French Jerome Clavier and German Malte Mohr are adding spice to the field. In women competition returning world leader and 2009 World champion Anna Rogowska will jump with 2011 World champion Fabiana Murer and in shape and unbeaten so far German record holder Silke Spiegelburg. From behind attacking will be Greek record holder from Stockholm Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou. Druzhba hall is expected to be sold out. In the history of the event 11 world records, 7 continental records, 21 national records and one world junior record were set.

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