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article imageReview: Australian athlete Kurtis Marschall sets personal best in Zurich Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 29, 2018 in Sports
Zurich - On August 29, Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall has a major reason to celebrate. He set two personal best marks in Zurich.
Marschall cleared the bar at 5.86 meters on his second attempt. This was his second personal best at this competition since he also cleared the height of 5.81 meters on his second try. Marschall failed at all three attempts at 5.91 meters. Prior to competing in Zurich, the Australian athlete's previous personal best was 5.80 meters.
After a very intense pole vault competition, Marschall finished in third place, right behind 2015 World Champion Shawn Barber, who also cleared 5.86 meters on countback, and Russian pole vaulter Timur Morgunov, who finished in first place, with 5.91 meters.
Marschall triumphed over world record holder Renaud Lavillenie (5.81 meters) and Sam Kendricks (5.71 meters), who came in fifth and seventh place respectively, in two-way ties.
A native of South Australia, Marschall won the gold medal in the men's pole vault at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this past April, with 5.70 meters, where he left Shawn Barber in second place, with 5.65 meters. He is 21 years old.
To learn more about Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall, follow him on Instagram and on Twitter.
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