Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

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Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

Unread postby boisky » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:27 pm

Renaud jumped 6.08m this evening in bydgocszc

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Re: 6.08m first attempt

Unread postby dbarrero » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:55 pm

Here the video http://youtu.be/xsgEegHAQKQ
Amazing jump!

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Re: 6.08m first attempt

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:34 pm

Wow!! :D :yes:

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Re: 6.08m first attempt

Unread postby dbarrero » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:36 pm

Image :dazed:

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Re: 6.08m first attempt

Unread postby KirkB » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:37 pm

Nice! :yes:

It didn't take long for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaud_Lavillenie to get updated:
This page was last modified on 31 January 2014 at 20:21.

As of January 2014, he holds the French national records for the highest pole vault clearance both outdoors (6.02 m) and indoors (6.08 m). His indoor clearance of 6.08m is the second-highest personal best indoor clearance of all time.

Have you noticed that the higher he vaults (these past few years) the smoother he swings (less of a pause as the pole rolls forwards)?

Yes, this is a plug for the Petrov Model. Remember the backyard vaults he did where there was no discernible pause at all?

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Re: 6.08m first attempt

Unread postby altius » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:47 pm

Must be good - he is now top of the OZ rankings!
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Re: 6.08m first attempt

Unread postby hardflex » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:57 pm

by calculator that comes out to 19' 11 1/4" that's Awesome. Made it easily too.

He will break Bubka's record if he doesn't get injured.

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Re: Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

Unread postby charlie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:53 pm

Didn't over block and got an EARLIER up and off the pole. He will break the record with that plant and same vault!!!!

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Re: Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

Unread postby palm1234 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:56 am

On the french TV (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ax10 ... de-2_sport) Renaud said a few things:
- he and his coach think his jump was worth 6,11 without touching the bar, maybe 6,12 or 6,13 with a nice bar that stays
- at the end of his training sessions, he puts an elastic at 6,20 or 6,25, to get used to "high" bars
- he has a new PB at his home pole vault (he has 25 m to run) 5,90, it was 5,84 last year
Last edited by palm1234 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

Unread postby canag » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:05 am

Video footage from front : http://youtu.be/5JVEE3MJgG0?t=45s
from back: http://youtu.be/RzNJKe8xOsA

To build on previous message, his backyard pit has a short run-up, but it looks slightly downhill.

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Re: Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

Unread postby jam354 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:46 am

Doesn't the downhill start give somewhat of an advantage?

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Re: Renaud Lavillenie 6.08m, #2 vaulter all-time

Unread postby Wan » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:20 am

What Sergei said about this incredible performance :
C'est fantastique. Et là ce n'est pas 6.01 m or 6.02 m mais 6.08 m ! C'est vraiment excitant, du très très haut niveau... Et (on sent Bubka sourire à l'autre bout du fil) ça fait de lui le deuxième meilleur performer de tous les temps ! Depuis l'an dernier, on sent qu'il est plus régulier, plus constant à un très haut niveau. Il est vraiment au-dessus des autres, c'est de très loin le plus fort. S'il peut battre mon record cette année ? Pourquoi pas ? Je sais que ça arrivera et, en tant qu'athlète, en tant que personnalité, en tant qu'homme, Renaud peut y parvenir. 6.08 m c'est non seulement très haut, mais c'est carrément un autre monde. Au-dessus de 6.05 m on est dans une autre dimension, et Renaud va aller de plus en plus haut. Les changements techniques qu'il est en train d'effectuer nécessitent une certaines acclimatation, mais c'est une des raisons de son amélioration.
(L'Equipe - Sat, Feb 01)

"This is fantastic. And it's not 6.01 m or even 6.02 m but 6.08 m! It's really exciting, a very very high level ... And (it feels like Bubka is smiling through the phone) that makes him the second best performer of all time! Since last year, he seems to be more regular and constant at a very high level. He really is above all others, he's by far the strongest. If he can beat my record this year? Why not? I know it will happen and, as an athlete, as a personality, as a man, Renaud may succeed. 6.08 m is not only a big height, it's another world altogether. Above 6.05 m we're in another dimension, and Renaud will go higher and higher. Technical changes he's currently conducting require some acclimatization, but it's one of the reasons for his improvement."


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