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by roger/over
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Young Vaulters
Replies: 21
Views: 6337

Young Vaulters--Oops!

When I sent this yesterday, I asked, "Interesting question: Even if 5.00 is a very difficult challenge for 16-year-old vaulters, why would four athletes clear that height in 2001 and none since?" A (mercifully) off-list reply today provides a very good answer: sloppy research. Michel Saint-Raymond f...
by roger/over
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Young Vaulters
Replies: 21
Views: 6337

Stefani, Again!

I'm going to need a faster computer. Before I could download my earlier message about young vaulters, Michalis Nikitaridis sent this update: Less than one hour ago Stefanidi cleared 4.25m to improve her personal best and then attempted without success for a world indoor youth record at 4.35m. It was...
by roger/over
Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Young Vaulters
Replies: 21
Views: 6337

Young Vaulters

I've just been doing an update on my file of young female vaulters. That's mainly because of the recent exploits of Greece's Katerina Stefanídi. On 29 January, six days before her fifteenth birthday, she vaulted 4.15 at Athína to displace Germany's Lisa Ryshich's 4.10 as the best mark for age ...
by roger/over
Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Highest vaulting family?
Replies: 56
Views: 110164

Highest Vaulting Family?

Actually, we seem to have two threads running--families of subscribers and families of elite vaulters. Here are a few additions to the latter, mainly thanks to Gérard Dumas. Vaulting Family Total (Does it count, if there have been two wives?) Bob Richards 4.72m Bob junior 5.33m Paul 4.98m Brandon...
by roger/over
Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Part results from Donetsk
Replies: 2
Views: 2188

Donetsk, more

12 February--Donetsk, UKR Women: 1 Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.87 WIB 2 Rogowska (POL) 4.75 NR 3 Pyrek (POL) 4.70 4 Hingst (GER) 4.60 4 Polnova (RUS) 4.60 6 Belinskaya (RUS) 4.50 7 Dragila (USA) 4.50 8 Gao (CHN) 4.40 9 Kusch (UKR) 4.40 10 Balakhonova (UKR) 4.20 11 Fitidou (CYP) 4.00 Feofanova (RUS) DNS Men: ...
by roger/over
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Monster field at Donetsk!
Replies: 4
Views: 2598

Monster field at Donetsk!

The IAAF website <www.iaaf.org> reports stellar fields for both men's and women's events at the Donetsk vault meet tomorrow. The women's startlist includes Isinbayeva, Feofanova, Dragila, Pyrek, Rogowska, Boslak, Polnova, Hingst, and Balakhonova--all except Hingst current or former national record h...
by roger/over
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Differences That Made A Difference
Replies: 2
Views: 13181

Differences That Made A Difference

Doing a little house-cleaning, I ran across this bit that I sent to the VaultCanada mailing list in 2000, some of which you might still find of interest. Cheers, Roger A few years ago, an Australian schoolgirl wrote for help on a term paper she was doing. It was to deal with changes in technique, po...
by roger/over
Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Fitadou--40 cm improvement in Cyprus NR
Replies: 0
Views: 1906

Fitadou--40 cm improvement in Cyprus NR

Michalis Nikitaridis writes that Anna Fitadou improved the Cyprus indoor record from 4.01m to 4.40m today in a meet in Greece. I might have to look through my files for some time to find another instance of an improvement of 15 inches, breaking one's own record set six years previously, and improvin...
by roger/over
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Rogowska 4.70m
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

Rogowska 4.70m

Zbigniew Jonik writes that Anna Rogowska improved the Polish national record today at Spala, to 4.70m (15'5"). The indoor record had been held by Monika Pyrek at 4.65m. My files would have it that Pyrek had broken the indoor record fifteen times since it was last held by Anna Weilgus at 3.50m (11'5 ...
by roger/over
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Mack Out for Winter Season
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

Mack Out for Winter Season

On the IAAF Website <iaaf.org>, Bob Ramsak reports: After a slight left calf strain interrupted his pre-season training, Olympic Pole Vault champion Tim Mack has decided to sit out the indoor season. He's training, but he's just not where he wants to be in order to step on the track and perform at a...
by roger/over
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: National Depth--Pole Vault
Replies: 4
Views: 3760

National Depth--Pole Vault

The charts summarize the number of athletes each country placed in the world top-100 outdoor rankings for 2004 (plus ties) and the highest-ranked of these. In my other national depth charts (posted on the U. S. t-and-f mailing list), I don't list countries with fewer than three athletes in the top 1...
by roger/over
Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva Article
Replies: 2
Views: 3057

Isinbayeva Article

An interesting article on world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva can be seen at http://www.iaaf.org/magazine/news/Kind= ... 28183.html

Happy New Year, all!

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