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  • Not so good in the Pole Vault

    Mack & Miles out at 5.75. No U.S. medals this time.

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    Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

    But the competition itself is really hot. Anyone who isn't following the live results on www.iaaf.org should go there right away. This Gibilisco guy from Italy is having a clutch performance. Missed two tries at 5.75, passed, and then nailed 5.80 and 5.85 on first tries.
    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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    • #3
      Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

      5.85 is a PB for him (and, not surprisingly, an Italian NR). Everyone else has missed so far.

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      • #4
        Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

        I really need Markov to nail this next jump. I have him and Lobinger (currently 2nd) in my medal picks in the T&FN contest.
        "Run fast and keep turning left."

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        • #5
          Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

          Markov over, Lobinger out. Only 4 left. Gibilisco, Brits, Kristiansson, & Markov

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          • #6
            Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

            Gibilisco... talk about getting hot. Over at 5.90.

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            • #7
              Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

              How many NR's has he just done? Is it 3? That's pretty good peaking...

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              • #8
                Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

                Gibilisco did it again! (5.90, another PR, first try.) Man, he has to be totally buzzing right now. Performance of a lifetime! I realize he isn't a total unknown (T&FN had him picked 9th), but I've never heard of him. I bet the faves are scratching their heads right now.
                "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                • #9
                  Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

                  Everyone else is missing... Brits passed up to 5.95, which he has of course made before.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

                    Markov just passed, too. He's in an all-or-nothing spot. If he makes this next jump, he's in position for gold. If he misses, no medal at all. Damn this is exciting!
                    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

                      Whew! Markov, sitting in fourth, passed on his last jump at 5.90! Had he made it, he would have moved into silver medal position, and been assured of a bronze. As it is, if he misses 5.95, he's out of the medals.

                      Of course, a clearance at 5.95 could give him the gold . . .

                      Great competition!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

                        Markov out, Kristiansson bronze.

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                        • #13
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                          Gibilisco passed! Gutsy move -- if he has to jump again, he'll be looking at improving his pre-meet PR by 18cm!
                          "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                          • #14
                            Re: Not so good in the Pole Vault

                            Brits has one more try...

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                            • #15
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                              Gutsy move paid off for Gibilisco. It's over.

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