April 14, 2024

The Queens County Citizen

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Three of the most successful pole vaulter in the world will compete in their own backyard

The Olympics and the crowded 2021 sporting calendar

With no high profile sporting events happening all over the world because of this corona virus, the three most successful pole vaulter in the world – Mondo Duplantis, Sam Kendricks and Renaud Lavillenie – will compete with each other at Ultimate Garden Clash on Sundays starting 5-6 nights. CET
The event will be broadcast on athletic world Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

Duplantis Sweden is the world record holder, Kendricks United States is the multiple world champion and France’s Lavillenie won gold at the 2012 Olympics.

They will not really be in the same place but are taking part from France, Mississippi and Louisiana, if the weather allows.

“I am happy to be able to compete again, especially against Sam and Renaud,” Duplantis told worldathletics.org. “Since it is unknown what competition we will have together, we will definitely enjoy this and have fun with it.

“Also, winning is very important because I don’t really like losing to them.”

Lavillenie added, “This is an amazing opportunity to see the best jumpers in a new competition format that shows their love for their sport with a competition when most other sports are not active.

“And because we are all at home, we have no reason to miss this international home competition.”

Like other sports, track and field have been hit by viruses. The Diamond League meeting has been canceled and tops for pole vaulters, the Summer Olympics, has been postponed from July and August to almost identical dates in Tokyo in 2021.

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