Thiago da Silva, 5.83m

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Thiago da Silva, 5.83m

Unread postby Pogo Stick » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:59 am ... ago-da-sil
5.83m Pole Vault area record for Thiago da Silva at South American Championships


The 48th edition (38th for women) of the South American Championships begun in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on Friday (5) and Brazil’s Thiago da Silva produced the highlight of the day by vaulting to an area record of 5.83m.

Da Silva, the 2012 World Junior Champion and still only 19 years old, improved his previous personal best of 5.60m three times.

His sequence of jumps was: 5.20-1, 5.30-1, 5.40-1, 5.50-1, 5.65-2, 5.70-1, 5.83-3, but after his record vault, he decided to call it a day.

The previous record of 5.82m had been set by another Brazilian, Augusto de Oliveira, just two weeks ago in Hof on 22 June.

“The previous night I dreamed 5.83”, commented da Silva.

“This is a great feeling because the season hadn’t been going in the way we were expecting. I had a terrible headache during the competition and I felt tired.

“However, I had a very solid day, technically speaking but I wasn’t prepared for such a height and I actually had to borrow one of German Chiaraviglio’s poles for 5.70 and 5.83.”

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Re: Thiago da Silva, 5.83m

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:52 am

Wow! That's quite the improvement.

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Re: Thiago da Silva, 5.83m

Unread postby Sombrerero loco » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:24 am

amazing performance. he is clearly now the leader of his generation(and a bit over). 5.83 for his age is a really stunning height....hopefully he cana keep improving like this...he will give us many good years of nice pole vaulting for sure, he is so talented...what an improvement this year, simply WOW....

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