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  • another teen vault prodigy: Matthew Volkov

    Maybe we need a "The New Mondo" thread for this.

    Matthew Volkov, 14 YO son of former WR holder Konstantin Volkov, jumped 4.85 (15-11) this week. For comparison, Mondo's 14 YO PR was 15'7" (4.75ish). You can find video on Konstantin's Facebook page.

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    Originally posted by Cooter Brown View Post
    Maybe we need a "The New Mondo" thread for this.

    Matthew Volkov, 14 YO son of former WR holder Konstantin Volkov, jumped 4.85 (15-11) this week. For comparison, Mondo's 14 YO PR was 15'7" (4.75ish). You can find video on Konstantin's Facebook page.
    Matthew looks fairly tall for his age. Much taller than Mondo was at 14 I look forward to seeing how he progresses!

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    • #3
      another teen vault prodigy: Matthew Volkov

      yes, this should have its own thread

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cooter Brown View Post
        Matthew Volkov, 14 YO son of former WR holder Konstantin Volkov, jumped 4.85 (15-11) this week.
        Konstantin Volkov was a top-class vaulter, with OG and WC silvers, but he never set a WR. Unless you mean WJR.
        Last edited by Powell; 01-07-2019, 08:06 PM.
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #5
          Volkov broke the WR at an unofficial meet in 1981, it didn't get ratified. He set a couple of indoor world bests legitimately, but that was before those were official WRs.

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          • #6
            Facebook link is, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008731178807

            There is no update after Oct 2018 entry.
            Maxim Tarasov apparently likes this kid and send him comments.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
              Volkov broke the WR at an unofficial meet in 1981, it didn't get ratified. He set a couple of indoor world bests legitimately, but that was before those were official WRs.
              You beat me to it. It was 5.84 (19' 2"). Where did he rank in 1981?

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              • #8
                Track & Field News ranked him #1 in the world in 1981 (and #2 in '80, 83, and 84).

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                • #9
                  He also beat Sergey Bubka to win the 1984 Friendship Games, the Eastern Block's response to the OG.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    He easily cleared a new PR of 4.90 for 4th in the Russian U20 indoor championship. Video is on Konstantin's FB page.

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                    • #11
                      Just below the age best for 14yo of 4.92 by Aussie Sasha Zhoya in 2017 then.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cooter Brown View Post
                        He easily cleared a new PR of 4.90 for 4th in the Russian U20 indoor championship.
                        Does he have both US and Russian citizenship?
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                        • #13
                          What am I missing? Why would he have dual US and Russian citizenship? Is his mother American?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                            What am I missing? Why would he have dual US and Russian citizenship? Is his mother American?
                            Possibly a joke based off of the first post in thread noting that we may have a "new Mondo" on our hands. You see, Mondo has dual citizenship...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
                              Just below the age best for 14yo of 4.92 by Aussie Sasha Zhoya in 2017 then.
                              Been following Sasha Zhoya on Instagram. He is 16 now and looks like he is ready to jump 18' or higher.

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