Jenn Suhr broke her own indoor World Record for the pole vault today on January 30, 2016 in Brockport, New York, with her vault of 5.03 meters/16’6″.
Jenn Suhr is the 2012 Olympic champion in the pole vault. In 2008, she was the Olympic silver medalist.
The second woman vaulter over sixteen feet, Jenn Suhr has now increased her own World Indoor record from 5.02 meters to 5.03 meters. For those still confused about the metric system, that is 16’6″.
Rick Suhr, the coach and husband of Jenn Suhr, made it quite clear late in 2015 that Jenn Suhr would have an abbreviated indoor season.
The focus for Jenn Suhr is Rio 2016.
If one follows Jenn Suhr’s facebook, one finds her strong training jumps, pictures of her competitions, and comments on her fitness.
This will be her third Olympic games, as her fitness coninues to improve this season, the jumps will continue to improve.
World records are, some one said, made to be broken. Jenn Suhr and Rick Suhr have the goal of defending her title in Rio.
The 5.03 meters new indoor WR, half an inch improvement over the last WR of 5.02 meters shows a very fit pole vaulter with great competitive skills.
The women’s pole vault in Rio is looking to be one of the most competitive events in the entire games. Yarislay Silva and Jenn Suhr could put on an epic battle.
Something tells me though, that the indoor season of Jenn Suhr could have a few more big vaults this season.