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2012-06-04 23:02:11

Walker Recovers from Back, Neck and Pelvis Injuries to Vie for Gold in the London 2012 Olympic Games Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) today released a story chronicling two-time World Champion and London 2012 hopeful Brad Walker on his journey to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The latest “Champion Care” athlete video being debuted by DISC, Walker´s story details his assent as the world´s best pole vaulter, North American...

2009-09-06 18:55:24

UC-San Diego pole vaulter Leon Roach has died from injuries suffered in training accident, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Roach, 19, a sophomore from Huntington Beach, Calif., was brought to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla Thursday in critical condition. The hospital said he died Saturday night. An autopsy was planned. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said Roach, a former pole vaulting phenom at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, missed the padding after...

2006-08-12 12:38:38

By Patrick Vignal GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva completed her set of pole vault titles by winning gold at the European championships on Saturday. The Olympic and world champion cleared 4.80 meters at her second attempt in dreadful conditions with strong wind and occasional rain to claim the only major title missing from her collection. The pony-tailed 24-year-old then attempted to break the world record of 5.01 meters she set by winning the world title...

2005-11-17 15:06:22

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has split with her coach of eight years Yevgeny Trofimov, Russia's athletics chief said on Thursday. "Yevgeny Trofimov will no longer coach Isinbayeva," Russia's national team chief coach Valery Kulichenko told Reuters. "From now on she will be trained at the Sergei Bubka club in Donetsk." Isinbayeva's decision to part from Trofimov came as a shock after her success in the...


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