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2014 Indoor Track and Field Championship: Pole Breaks during Women’s Pole Vault

Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou (GRE) escapes injury during the Women’s Pole Vault event when her pole breaks mid-vault.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Isinbayeva wins Pole Vault

In Women’s Pole Vault, finally back from injury and troubles, world Record holder and home town hope Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) gets the win (2005, 2007, 2013) at 4.89 meters, Jenn Suhr (USA) was 2nd.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Holzdeppe wins Pole Vault

Raphael Holzdeppe (GER), Olympic Bronze medalist, upsets the Olympic champ Renaud Lavillenie by clearing 5.89 meters on his first try, where Lavillenie need all three.

2013 Diamond League: Shanghai: Women’s Pole Vault: Isinbayeva wins

World Record holder Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) gets the win with just one clearance at 4.70m, though her night is cut short with an injury. American Mary Saxer took 2nd at 4.60m.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Women’s Pole Vaulting: Jenn Suhr interview

Jenn Suhr talks about setting the new world record in women’s Pole Vaulting.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Pole vaulting: Jenn Suhr sets new world record

American Jenn Suhr cleared a mark of 16 feet 5 1/2 inches, breaking the record previously held by Yelena Isinbayeva. This is the first time an American has held the record since 2003.

Suhr sets indoor pole vault world record

Mar 2, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Jenn Suhr poses with the display board after setting a world record of 16-5 1/2 (5.02m) in the 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Olympic champion Jenn Suhr lit up the U.S. indoor athletics championships on Saturday […]

2012 Diamond League Birmingham: Jenn Suhr wins Pole Vault

Jenn Suhr (USA) gets the win at 4.65 meters, clearing on her first attempt, and moves into 4th in the Diamond League Birmingham.

2012 Track and Field Junior Championships: Angelica Bengtsson wins Pole Vault

Nineteen year-old Angelica Bengtsson (SWE) claims her second junior title (2010, 2012) with a championship record at 4.50 meters.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Brad Walker wins Pole Vault

Walker will lead the Americans Jeremy Scott and Derek Miles, to London, after clearing 5.67 meters.

2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials: Suhr makes Pole Vault Team again

The silver medalist from Beijing, Jenn Suhr clears 4.60 meters to take the win and lead the Americans, Becky Holliday and Lacy Janson to another Olympics.

Athlete Profile: Brad Walker, Pole Vaulter

American record holder Brad Walker loves pole vaulting because it’s a fear based event, along with being a mentally and physically challenging sport.

I needed to hit rock bottom, says pole vaulter Hooker

Men’s pole vault gold medalist Steve Hooker of Australia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony of the athletics competition at the National Stadium, during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in this August 23, 2008 file photo. Hitting rock bottom six months before the London Games was the best thing that could have happened […]

2011 Diamond League Stockholm: Isinbayeva is back in a Pole Vault win

after a rest and injuries, the World Record holder, Isinbayeva (RUS) is back and gets her first win at 4.76m, DL leader Silke Spiegelburg (GER) was 2nd.

Golden pole vaulter Isinbayeva to quit in two years

Elena Isinbayeva of Russia clears the bar in the women’s pole vault final during the world indoor athletics championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul March 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) By Tom Pilcher (Reuters) – Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, chasing her third straight Olympic gold medal at the London Games this year, says […]

2011 Diamond League Zurich: Jenn Suhr wins women’s pole vault

September 8, 2011: Jenn Suhr of the United States wins the women’s pole vault after early exits by Yelena Isinbayeva and Fabiana Murer at the Diamond League Weltklasse meeting in Zurich.

Alberto Contador Rockets to Basque Tour Victory

April 12 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador produced a blistering time trial performance and easily held off nearest challenger and fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to wrap up his third triumph at the Tour of the Basque Country on Saturday. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, who won the race in northern Spain in 2008 and 2009, showed he is […]

Eaton, Whiting and Lagat lead U.S. world champs team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH (Reuters) – Title-holders Ashton Eaton, Ryan Whiting and Bernard Lagat headline a powerful U.S. team mixing youth and experience for next month’s world indoor championships in Poland. Eaton will target his world heptathlon record in the March 7-9 championships at Sopot, while 39-year-old Lagat will bid for his third consecutive and fourth […]

Where Is The Torch?: Week 2: Across The Russian Federation

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world. This week, the Olympic torch continues it’s trek across The Russian Federation.

Russia struggles to keep Olympic torch burning

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers (miles) on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February. The problem is, the flame keeps going out. President Vladimir Putin aims to make the Games a showcase of Russia’s modern face to the world 23 years after […]

Where Is the Torch?: Week 1: The Journey Begins

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world.

USN’s Hiking, Hydration & Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports put together a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Fall 2013 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like High Sierra, Asics and Yurbuds.  Marlin 18 Hydration Pack by High Sierra Ideal for mountain biking, trail running, and day […]

Russian athlete denies podium kiss was meant to back gay rights

Gold medallists team Russia kiss and celebrate at the women’s 4×400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 17, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (Reuters) – A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when […]

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Isinbayeva Interview

Pole Vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) talks about her win and the possibility of retiring.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Isinbayeva celebrates

After winning the Women’s Pole Vault in front of her home crowd, world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) celebrates with the mascot and some back flips.

Universal Sports Update: Isinbayeva retires

Pole Vault star Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) plans to retire after the World Championships in August.

Chris Froome Inches Closer To Victory Winning Stage 15 And Increasing Overall Lead

By Julien Pretot Sun Jul 14, 2013 MONT VENTOUX, France, July 14 – Chris Froome moved closer to a maiden Tour de France title with an awe-inspiring victory on top of the intimidating Mont Ventoux, pulling away from his rivals in brutal fashion seven kilometres from the finish on Sunday. The British rider stayed rooted […]

Fraser-Pryce Runs Year’s Fastet 100m; Jeter Hurt At Diamond League Shanghai

(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]

Isinbayeva to launch season in Shanghai in May

Yelena Isinbaeva (RUS) competes in the women’s pole vault during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) – Pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva will make her first appearance of the season at next month’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, the Russian athletics […]

Maze ends record-breaking season with victory

Slovenia’s Tina Maze kisses the alpine ski World cup overall trophy in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Sunday 17, March 2013. (AP photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 17 (Reuters) – World Cup winner Tina Maze ended her record-breaking season by winning the final giant slalom of the winter in Lenzerheide on Sunday. The Slovenian, who […]

Russian duo top German rivals in short program

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday. Beaten into second place by the German duo at the previous two world […]

2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships: Val di Fiemme: Women’s Team Sprints: Team USA interview

Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins talk about overcoming adversity after losing a ski pole on a climb and giving the USA their first world championship gold medal in cross country skiing.

Seventeen-year-old Shiffrin wins slalom gold

United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin clears a gate during the second run of the women’s slalom, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Saturday, Feb.16, 2013. American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest women’s slalom world champion in 39 years on Saturday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 16 (Reuters – […]

Svindal joins ski greats with second downhill win

Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Saturday, Feb.9, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Aksel Lund Svindal joined an illustrious group on Saturday when he became world downhill champion […]

Neureuther emulates father with Wengen win

Germany’s Felix Neureuther speeds past a pole on his way to win an Alpine ski World Cup men’s slalom, in Wengen, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka) By Manuele Lang WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Germany’s Felix Neureuther won the classic Wengen World Cup slalom on Sunday, 39 years on from his […]

Sochi 2014 organizers unveil futuristic Olympic torch

Russian 2002 World Champion in ice dancing Ilia Averbukh, left, and Russian Olympic Champion in ice dancing Tatyana Navka present the Olympic torch and uniform for the relay of the Olympic and Paralympic Flame for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW, Jan 14 […]

Hirscher back in World Cup command with Zagreb win

ZAGREB, Jan 6 (Reuters) – World Cup holder Marcel Hirscher took back the lead in the overall standings when he became the first skier to retain the Zagreb slalom crown on Sunday. In one minute and 56.17 seconds, the Austrian also snatched his third win of the season and his second in succession in the […]

2013 Alpine Ski Team announced in Vail

First Tracks 2012-13 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Announcement in Vail, CO. (Photo: Sarah Brunson) Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety highlight a powerhouse team of 48 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks. Hundreds of fans packed into Arrabelle Square to welcome […]

2012 Alpine World Cup: Women’s GS: Soelden: Vonn out

Lindsey Vonn’s start to the alpine skiing season ended in a DNF when she was forced out of the opening giant slalom in Soelden after striking a pole halfway down the second leg which was held in foggy conditions.

Soelden hat-trick for Maze as Vonn injures wrist

Tina Maze of Slovenia clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup Soelden Women’s Giant Slalom on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden, October 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s start to the alpine skiing season proved an anti-climax when the American […]

Richards-Ross snatches Stockholm win, Sanchez beaten

Christian Taylor of the U.S. jumps to win the men’s triple jump at the Stockholm Diamond League in Stockholm August 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Christine Olsson/Scanpix) STOCKHOLM, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Olympic women’s 400 meters champion Sanya Richards-Ross won her first race since the London Games and Yuliya Zaripov clocked the year’s fastest time in the women’s […]

Eaton confirms all-round class

United States’ Ashton Eaton leads in the men’s decathlon 1500-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Eaton won the gold medal for the event. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ashton Eaton deservedly took the unofficial title of the […]

Merritt shines again in Monaco

Aries Merritt of the U.S. reacts after winning the men’s 100m hurdles event at the Herculis Athletics Meet at Louis II stadium in Monaco, July 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) MONACO, July 20 (Reuters) – American hurdler Aries Merritt and Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare showed that they are in prime form and real threats to the […]

Farah fires Olympic home hopes with London win

Mo Farah of Britain competes in the men’s 5000m during the Diamond League London Grand Prix athletics meet at Crystal Palace in London, July 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) By Alison Wildey LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – World 5,000 meters champion Mo Farah underlined his credentials to become Britain’s first Olympic long-distance gold medalist by winning […]

Even more eyes on Bolt after rare defeats

Yohan Blake (L) and Usain Bolt (front R) cross the finish line during their men’s 100 meters final event at the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston city, in this file photo taken June 29, 2012. The men’s 100 meters is the jewel in the Olympic crown and Yohan Blake’s surprise humanization of Usain Bolt has […]

Gay beats Gatlin, Bekele’s hopes dashed at Paris meeting

Tyson Gay of USA wins the 100m men race ahead of Justin Gatlin of USA, left, at the IAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 6 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay beat fellow American Justin Gatlin […]

Rupp runs down Lagat for U.S. distance double

Galen Rupp (R) and Bernard Lagat finish in the men’s 5,000 meters final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 28 (Reuters) – Galen Rupp ran down favorite Bernard Lagat to win a spine-tingling 5,000 meters and secure the first men’s long […]

Gatlin secures London return ahead of Gay

Justin Gatlin (R) celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 100 meter final ahead of Tyson Gay (L) and Michael Rodgers at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – Justin Gatlin is back. So is Tyson […]

Peerless Isinbayeva heads for new heights

Russia’s gold medal winner Yelena Isinbayeva competes during the women’s pole vault final at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul on March 11, 2012. (RIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images) By Alison Wildey LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – After falling out of love with the pole vault, Yelena Isinbayeva is […]

Rudisha wins New York 800 meters in brilliant run

Bernard Lagat, right, congratulates David Rudisha, of Kenya, after he won the men’s 800 meter race at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet on Randall’s Island, Saturday, June 9, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, June 9 (Reuters) – Yohan Blake and fellow Jamaican Olympic champion Shelly-Ann […]

Robles out, Defar added to NY grand prix

Cuba’s Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles trains in Havana May 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Desmond Boylan) June 5 (Reuters) – The New York grand prix meeting on Saturday lost Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles to injury but added another former gold medalist when Meseret Defar, the 2004 5,000 meters winner, was added to the field on Tuesday. […]

Liu lights up rainy Shanghai with hurdles triumph

China’s Liu Xiang reacts after winning the 110m hurdles event at the 2012 Samsung Diamond League competition in Shanghai, May 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Aly Song) By Nick Mulvenney SHANGHAI, May 19 (Reuters) – China’s Liu Xiang lit up a rain-soaked Shanghai Diamond League meeting with the quickest 110 metres hurdles time of the year on Saturday, […]

Rubiano Chavez wins stage six of Giro, Malori leads

Miguel Rubiano Chavez of Colombia celebrates on the podium after winning the 209-km (130-mile) sixth stage from Urbino to Porto Sant’Elpidio of the Giro d’Italia, May 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Italy, May 11 (Reuters) – Colombian Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez won stage six of the Giro d’Italia from Urbino to Porto Sant’ElPidio on […]

Stadium formally opened, bring on the Games

The lights go on at the official opening of the London Olympics stadium, inside the Olympic park, London, May 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – The Olympic stadium, the beating heart of the Games when the world’s greatest athletes come to London in 82 days’ time, was formally opened […]

Isinbayeva to compete three times before London Games

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia blows a kiss during the women’s pole vault final during the world indoor athletics championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul, March 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas) By John Mehaffey LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will compete three times before the London Olympics, starting […]

 
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