Kevin MENALDO, U23 Indoor french champion

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Kevin MENALDO, U23 Indoor french champion

Unread postby Wan » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:10 pm

Only 21 yo for this guy, but yet French Elite indoor champion and now French U23 indoor champion, since today, with "only" 5.60 m... but look at the clearence at this height :

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1hn9oo_p1070112_sport

I couldn't catch his third attempt at 5.85m cause of lack of memory on my card (should have been the #3 height world leading this winter), but trust me, the bar was passed, only his torso touched the bar on the way down, 1 or 2 cm too short from the ideal mark indeed.

To remark :
Kevin MENALDO, 21 yo, 1.78 m, 69 kg, 5.75 indoor (18 steps) (twice)
Renaud LAVILLENIE, 1.77 m, 68 kg and 5.70 indoor at the same age
and almost the same style...
So, I think we have to follow this guy very closely (trained by Gerald BAUDOUIN)...

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Re: Kevin MENALDO, U23 Indoor french champion

Unread postby palm1234 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:16 am

Yes but remember another 21 y old who cleared 5.92 and never improved much, named Romain Mesnil...

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Re: Kevin MENALDO, U23 Indoor french champion

Unread postby canag » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:15 am

Slow-mo footage of his 5.60 and 5.85 attempts:
http://youtu.be/BjbXux6c5LM
Also, Angelica Bengtsson från Sverige jumped 4.40:
http://youtu.be/g4G_D5IbbkE


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