Under the watchful eye of Sergei Bubka himself, it was perfect symmetry as Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6.16 meters to break the great's longstanding indoor pole vault world record in the same Ukrainian city of Donetsk more than 20 years later.
Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva has condemned homosexuality after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia.
Renault Lavillenie of France cleared a world-leading 19 feet, 7 inches to defend his pole vault title at the European Championships on Sunday, beating a world-class field he will face again at the London Olympics.
June in the Pacific Northwest can often seem like March in Vermont, but this month has been one of the wettest and coolest on record. And the conditions have made things a little chaotic at track trials.