This is caused by a combination of the following: 1) low and late plant (his arms should be more extended when pole is placed in the box) 2) step was too close by 6 inches (would have helped 1) 3) didn't hold plant phase long enough before leg swing phase (puts maximum tension on pole possible) 4)the pole had a crack/fracture that was ready for the perfect combo of 1, 2, 3 to explode (i.e. Sharp spikes kick it occasionally over time).
This happened to Daley Thompson in the 1988 olympics.
The Slow-mo scorpion. Classic! I can almost feel my back and neck shattering as he kicks himself in the back of the head.
A buddy of mine in HS died when his pole broke. He landed on his head in the box and broke his neck.
Welcome to the 2032 games as we quickly pick up at the track and tumbling venue. As you may recall, men's gymnastics combined with track and field at the last games and were a big hit. What are we looking at here Jim?
Well Bob, here we see a slow-mo replay of Sevn Jorgesen performing a classic snappy-poo. Ironically it is not named after the sound of the pole breaking...
Should have started his training with judo.
My neck hurts watching that
I can only assume after watching that people have been impaled like this.
How do they not teach *high jumpers* to breakfall?
Username seems legit.
I actually thought the broken stick was gonna impale him
thank fuck that didnt happen -.-
Nice title, the amount of times I see Pole Vaults break makes me think this happens a lot.
Don't worry. I picked up on the sarcasm. I'm no coach. Just did it at the division 1 level in college.
When in doubt tuck up, extending spine and arms out is almost guaranteeing injury. He made it that far in life without learning that? I’ve drilled that into my Kids over and over having learned it the hard way dozens of times my self growing up.
expected him to be impaled and really learn a lesson