Bubka and Lavillenie, photo by PhotoRun.net
LAVILLENIE UNDER BUBKA EYES
DONETSK (UKR): Worlds top pole vaulters are heading for the 25th jubilee Samsung Pole Vault Stars meet in Donetsk (EA Indoor Permit). Main organiser Sergey Bubka left Winter Olympics 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.