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Athletics – Renaud Lavillenie in pursuit of the world record!

The French pole-vaulting athlete, Renaud Lavillenie, won the meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany. It was last Friday, at the opening of the World Tour, were he jumped a bar at 5.95 metres. A great performance for him in the race for the Olympic Games. 

Renaud Lavillenie won the meeting in Karlsruhe. He then passed a bar at 6 metres. After failing twice, he decided to stop because he was tired. He has not passed the 6-metre bar since March 2016. Renaud is no longer the world record holder, but he hopes to become one, again, at the Olympic Games of this summer.

Yesterday, he beat the American Cole Walsh (5.72 m). His brother, Valentin Lavillenie stopped himself at 5.47 m and the third Frenchman, Ethan Cormont, at 5.32 m. He said during a press conference that he was satisfied with his performance and that he will be ready for the Olympic Games this summer.

Will Renaud Lavillenie be again a world pole-vaulting champion? Answer this summer at the Olympic Games.

Gatien Gerardin 

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