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article imageReview: Renaud Lavillenie wins 1st place in men's pole vault in Lausanne Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 4, 2018 in Sports
Lausanne - On July 4, 2018, world record holder and two-time Olympic medalist Renaud Lavillenie won the men's pole vault competition in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Lavillenie triumphed with a clearance of 5.91 meters, which he accomplished on his second attempt. The Frenchman attempted six meters three times, with no success, but that was still enough to secure him the win. Lavillenie noted on his social networks that it was his 10th time competing at this meeting. He went on to thank Lausanne and the "good pole vault team."
Polish pole vaulter Pawel Wojciechowski came in second place with a season best of 5.84 meters, and Sam Kendricks came in third place with 5.77 meters, where he was tied with Kurtis Marschall from Australia.
Renaud Lavillenie
Renaud Lavillenie
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In May of 2018, Lavillenie came in first place in the IAAF Diamond League event in Shanghai with 5.81 meters.
Prior to that, Lavillenie won the gold medal in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
To learn more about the pole vaulter world record holder, check out his Facebook page.
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