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Pole vault

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. It has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and 2000 for women.

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Who says you can't vault with two poles? I wouldn't recommend it but this was one of my coaches who decided to try it!

Contributed by Jenni Lyn Meredith

This is an amazing video of a guy catching a Frisbee midair while pole vaulting. That takes skill!

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pole vaulting is a great way to work out. also you can meet some really cool people

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This website is a great place to interact with the pole vaulting community and also find tips on how to perfect your technique!

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