Dafne Schippers wins Euro 100, Lavillenie loses pole vault

AMSTERDAM (AP) Dafne Schippers won the 100 meters at the European championships with ease Friday, speeding away from all opposition to clinch her first title of the championships. On a chilly, windy night at the Olympic Stadium, she finished in 10.90 seconds, which was all the more impressive since silver medalist Ivet Lalova-Collio crossed a massive .30 seconds behind her. She...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavillenie loses Euro pole vault, missing on opening height

AMSTERDAM (AP) Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie failed to clear his opening height with the gold medal at stake and lost his title at the European Championships on Friday. He only started jumping at 5.75 meters, with Robert Sobora holding the lead at 5.60. Instead of a fourth straight title for the Frenchman, it was the first major gold for...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Renaud Lavillenie on winning the Pre Classic pole vault

The world record-holder competed In Oregon Duck gear.
Via The Oregonian
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie on jumping high

Lavillenie looks for a good performance in Saturday.
Via The Oregonian
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Lavillenie Plans To Attack His Ostrava Meeting Record

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Olympic Pole Vault champion Renaud Lavillenie and the World champion Shawn Barber have both been confirmed to battle at the 2016 Golden Spike - IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava on 20 May, organizers said.
April 13, 2016

Lavillenie attempts pole vault record at world indoors.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) France's Renaud Lavillenie attempted to break his own world record in the pole vault but settled for the gold medal in the event on Thursday night at the world indoor track and field championships. Lavillenie bested American Sam Kendricks for the championship, successfully clearing 19 feet, 9 inches. He then set the bar at 20-2 3/4, in the bid to surpass his...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Big season ahead for pole-vault record-holder Lavillenie

This year, Renaud Lavillenie wants to be the Diamond League's top pole-vaulter for a sixth straight season, break his own world record, claim a first world title, and hopefully leave enough free time to go motorcycle racing. ''I think it will be a good season,'' the 2014 IAAF athlete of the year said Tuesday. ''I hope so.'' It's a big year for the Frenchman, maybe even as big as...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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