Lavillenie vaults over rugby crossbar!

In one particular IAAF interview, pole vault champion Steve Hooker referred to his French arch rival Renaud Lavillenie as someone who “has a touch of madness about him.” According to Hooker, “I find his way of jumping a bit crazy.”

In order to promote the sport of athletics, Lavillenie lived up to his “daredevil” billing by vaulting over a rugby crossbar (3.05m high) during the halftime break of an actual French league rugby game – without a planting box and a landing mat!

Additional link:

EAA article


3 responses to “Lavillenie vaults over rugby crossbar!

  1. pinoyhalfmiler October 15, 2010 at 6:35 AM

    This is what we need in RP. PATAFA should hire a marketing man to promote our sports!

  2. hurdler49 October 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Coach Emer Obiena had done something similar (but not as reckless!) a few years back. They held an indoor pole vault competition in Mall of Asia.

    We could emulate the Brits’ Great City Games.

    Galing nito. It has long runs and street track races.

  3. Pingback: Lavillenie the Daredevil Vaults 5.92m in Indoor Season Opener « hurdler49: Hurdling the Real World.

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