Renaud Lavillenie, Goteborg 2013, photo by PhotoRun.net
Renaud Lavillenie, 2013 Pole Vault Summit, photo by PhotoRun.net
Renaud Lavillenie had one of those glorious days, that, if one is lucky, one might have had one in a career. Lavillenie had one such day last year at the European Indoors, then, finished, shooting for the stars, with a tough call by the officials.
Today, however was different. In Rouen, France, Lavillenie got in his safety jump, a first clearance at 5.67 meters. Then, two times at 5.83 meters, and a first attempt at 5.93 meters. Both 5.83m and 5.93m were WL for 2014!
Then, Renaud Lavillenie soared, going for the stars, and reached them today, clearing 6.04 meters on his first attempt. Our reports say the crowd went crazy, as they watched Lavillenie, and were treated to not only a French indoor record, but also a British indoor record as well!
Sergey Bubka and Renaud Lavillenie, Euro Indoors 2011,
photo by PhotoRun.net
But today was for le roi de le perche, Renaud Lavillenie, who is now, only behind Sergey Bubka and Steven Hooker on the all time indoor performance list!
Congrats, Monsieur Lavillenie, France and the athletic world tip a beverage to you on your fantastic performance!