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article imageReview: Greek athlete Emmanuel Karalis' pole vault journey in 2018 Special

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 22, 2018 in Sports
The 2018 pole vault season came to a close and Digital Journal looked back on Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis' incredible year.
Earlier in the year, in the indoor pole vault season, Karalis set a world junior record of 5.78 meters, which stood for a few weeks, prior to being broken by Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis.
A few weeks following this achievement, Karalis competed at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, where he finished in fifth place. Karalis set a new personal best in Birmingham with a clearance of 5.80 meters, and he was one of the youngest athletes in that competition.
Karalis did not compete in the men's pole vault in the 2018 outdoor season, due to an injury, but hopefully, he will be back stronger than ever in the following year. Most impressive about Karalis is that he is only 18 years old (same age as Duplantis).
Read More: Emmanual Karalis chatted with Digital Journal this past February.
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