Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Athletics | International

Renaud Lavillenie © Gallo Images

Lavillenie over 5.80m again



France's Renaud Lavillenie underlined his Mr Consistent tag with another assured pole vaulting display on Saturday.

Just two days after winning the Oslo Diamond League meet, Lavillenie won with a best of 5.82 metres to fire another broadside at potential rivals for the Olympic vaulting crown at next month's London Olympics.

Australian Steve Hooker, the defending Olympic champion from Beijing, continued his stilted comeback from injury, albeit with a heart-in-mouth moment.

Hooker failed to plant his pole at 5.22m and left himself with a do-or-die third and final vault at the distance, which he just managed.

He then failed at 5.52m, his best vault recorded at 5.42m, 10cm lower than the height at which Lavillenie even entered competition.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Fri, 18 Apr @ 05:00
Sun, 20 Apr @ 05:00
Sun, 20 Apr @ 08:45
Sun, 20 Apr @ 12:15

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Gary Sobel (Physio)
Comrades training - April 2014
April, the 11th month of the runner's year, is all about "high mileage". During this time the...

Reuters on Athletics
Hitting the trail with elite runner Zola Budd
My running partner has generously conceded to my pace and it's not because of the warmth of the...