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Review: Sam Kendricks wins men's pole vault at 2018 IAAF Continental Cup Special

Posted Sep 9, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
On September 9, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks ended the pole vault season on a strong note. He won the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Sam Kendricks
Sam Kendricks
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Kendricks bested stiff competition from some of the top pole vaulters in the world. The Mississippi native won after he cleared 5.85 meters on his first attempt. Kendricks went on to try 5.90 meters once, as well as 6.01 meters twice, with no subsequent success. Kendricks is the reigning outdoor world champion.
Sam Kendricks
Sam Kendricks
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World record holder, French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie came in second place with 5.80 meters, while Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber finished in third place with 5.65 meters.
Renaud Lavillenie
Renaud Lavillenie
Daniel Mitchell
Earlier this year, Lavillenie was the gold medalist at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, while Barber won the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in 2015.
Shawn Barber
Shawn Barber
Daniel Mitchell
2018 Diamond League champion Timur Morgunov came in fourth place at the IAAF Continental Cup with 5.65 meters. Morgunov was also the silver medalist in the men's pole vault competition at the 2018 European Championships, in Berlin, Germany, where he had set a personal best of six meters.
Timur Morgunov
Timur Morgunov
Photo by Daniel Mitchell