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RENAUD LAVILLENIE RUMORS

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie has withdrawn from the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha after injuring his shoulder while running in a 4x100-meter race for his club in France.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...
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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...
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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...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (AP) Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday. The 28-year-old Lavillenie succeeded Usain Bolt after clearing 6.16 meters to take Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old mark in February. The Frenchman also won 21 of the 22 competitions he entered this year, securing victories...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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