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Sergey Bubka's pole vault record broken by Renaud Lavillenie

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Domshabfan, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

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    Sergey Bubka's world record has been broken by Renaud Lavilenie of France. The reigning olympic champion cleared a height of 6.16m in a competition held in Dontesk, the home city of Bubka.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/26208821
     
  2. allezfred

    allezfred Ragin' for equality Staff Member

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  3. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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  4. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    WOW! That took a while to do didn't it?! :wideeyes:
     
  5. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think that it was going to happen for a long time. But, congrats to him. I know he was devastated when he did not win gold at the last World Championships. This has got to make up for that!! :cheer2:
     
  6. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    Good for him, but I was hoping this would be one of those records that might never be beaten... but it's great for the sport and progress. Glad he did it in Bubka's home town. Nice touch.
     
  7. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    I think one of the other videos of it has Bubka looking on and clapping.

    Wow.