The pole vault competition is open to both men and women. Vaulters need to have high running speeds to give them the opportunity to make great leaps. The undisputed champion of men's pole vaulting was Sergey Bubka; he broke the world record for the pole vault an incredible 35 times! The superstar of women's pole vaulting was Yelena Isinbayeva - she won every title available to her!

Pole vault - Wikipedia

Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to jump over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts.

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