Ole Miss alum Sam Kendricks wins bronze medal in pole vault at 2016 Olympics

Kendricks ends a 12-year drought of U.S. men's vaulters not medalling in the pole vault. Former Ole Miss pole vaulter and Oxford, Miss. native Sam Kendricks placed third in the Olympic pole vault in Rio Monday night, breaking a 12-year medal drought for the U.S. in that event. Tim Mack and Toby Stevenson took gold and silver in the Athens Games of 2004, respectively, and Kendricks’...
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August 15, 2016

Brazil's Silva wins pole vault gold, shatters Olympic record

Thiago Braz da Silva won gold in the pole vault, beating France's Renaud Lavillenie and the United States' Sam Kendricks.Da Silva's winning height of 6.03m destroyed the Olympic record set by Lavillenie earlier this evening, and he is Brazil's first gold medalist of these Olympic Games.
Via CSN Chicago
August 15, 2016

Thiago Braz da Silva first Brazilian man to win Olympic gold in Rio

Gold: Thiago Braz da Silva (Brazil) Silver: Renaud Lavillenie (France) Bronze: Sam Kendricks (United States) Brazils Thiago Braz da Silva bettered Renaud Lavillenie, the defending Olympic pole vault champion from France, much to the delight of the fans in Rio on Monday. He became the first Brazilian man to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio. Lavillenie cleared 5.98m (19 feet, 7 inches...
Via CSN Chicago
August 15, 2016

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

Injured Lavillenie withdraws from Diamond League opener

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie has withdrawn from the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha after injuring his shoulder while running in a 4x100-meter race for his club in France. A statement from Diamond League organizers on Tuesday said Lavillenie hurt his shoulder when he fell at the finish line running the anchor leg in Lyon on Sunday...
Via Associated Press
May 12, 2015  |  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...
Via Associated Press
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Renaud Lavillenie triumphs at 4th straight European indoors

PRAGUE (AP) Renaud Lavillenie proved his class again by winning a fourth straight pole vault title at the European Indoor Championships on Saturday. The Frenchman vaulted 5.75 and 5.90 meters to leave behind the field. He cleared a year-best 6.04 at his second attempt for the championship record. Then he tried 6.17, 0.01 higher than the world indoor record he set a year ago, but...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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