RENAUD LAVILLENIE NEWS

Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (AP) Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday. The 28-year-old Lavillenie succeeded Usain Bolt after clearing 6.16 meters to take Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old mark in February. The Frenchman also won 21 of the 22 competitions he entered this year, securing victories...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

France's Daunay wins marathon at Euros

ZURICH (AP) Christelle Daunay of France broke away from Italian Valeria Straneo in the final stages of the marathon to win the European Championships title on Saturday. Jessica Augusto of Portugal, who had been in lone pursuit of the pair for much of the race, took bronze. At age 39, Daunay won the biggest title in her career in championship record time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 14...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubka calls for halt to violence in Ukraine

Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides Wednesday in Ukraine's political crisis to lay down their weapons and halt the violence that is bringing the country to ''the brink of catastrophe.'' ''I'm ready to do everything I can to help the peaceful process,'' Bubka said. Bubka issued his...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Holzdeppe wins men's pole vault gold

Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany won the men's pole vault Monday at the world championships, beating Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France. Both Holzdeppe and Lavillenie jumped 19 feet, 3 inches, but the German won because of fewer misses.
Via Fox Olympics
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic Pole Vaulter Experiences Olympic Size Roller-coaster Of Emotions

Olympic pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie is one heck of a pole vaulter and also one grown man-baby. Despite winning his third European indoor pole vault title this past Sunday, he will still only be known as the guy who threw a child-like tantrum. According to The Star: The Frenchman took gold with 6.01m before successfully clearing 6.07m on his third and final attempt which would...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Just throw him the !%@**! ball: why Colt Lyerla could be the Bane of the PAC-12's existence in 2013

This is the honeymoon period, the era of good feeling before the endless scrutiny and potential fan mutiny. When it passes, all Mark Helfrich has to do to be considered a success is average 50 points a game, win 90% of his games and a National Championship. Renaud Lavillenie himself wouldn't set the bar this high, but Helf is on the runway, blowing out two breaths and rocking...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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