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article imageReview: Shawn Barber claims 2nd place in the men's pole vault in Zurich Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 29, 2018 in Sports
Zurich - On August 29, internationally recognized pole vaulter Shawn Barber finished in second place in the men's pole vault competition in Zurich.
Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber cleared 5.86 meters on this first attempt, which was sufficient for him to claim second place. He cleared all of his previous four heights (5.81 meters, 5.71 meters, 5.56 meters and 5.41 meters) on his first try as well. Barber attempted 5.91 meters three times with no success.
Russian athlete Timur Morgunov came in first place with 5.91 meters, which he cleared on his third and final attempt, prior to retiring from the competition, thus opting not to raise the bar at 5.96 meters. Morgunov had won the silver medal at the European Championships in Berlin earlier this month in an impressive six-meter clearance, and personal best (right behind 18-year-old pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis, who won with a new world junior record of 6.05 meters).
As Digital Journal reported, Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall finished in third place, with a new personal best of 5.86 meters.
In 2015, Barber was the outdoor world champion in the men's pole vault, where he cleared 5.90 in Beijing.
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