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Raise your own BAR

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Raise your own BAR

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Raise your own BAR

  1. 1. Raise your own BAR
  2. 2. He attained such a level ofsupremacy in the pole vault that, inthe end, he was only competingagainst himself.
  3. 3. • The master pole-vaulter now 36, has been unlucky at the Olympics. He has won a gold medal only once, in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. In 1984, his country boycotted the Los Angeles Games. That same year, He set his first world record and two months before the Games began, he jumped 12 cm higher than the eventual Olympic title winner!
  4. 4. • In 1992, he suffered the worst humiliation of his career at the Barcelona Olympics. He botched his first three attempts and was out of the running! Yet, less than two months later, he was back in form and set a new record at a meet in Italy.
  5. 5. • The Olympic curse continued when he , who was troubled by a heel injury, withdrew from the pole vault competition without making a jump, at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Sergei Bubka

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