22 Dec '16, 9pm

FloTrack's Best Upsets of 2016: Da Silva wins #Rio2016 pole vault gold

One of the most thrilling battles in the Rio Olympic track and field stadium was the men's pole vault, in which Brazilian Thiago Braz da Silva upset Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie for gold. <span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker" data-verified="redactor">​</span> Rain poured into the stadium, causing a delay in the competition. When the bar was eventually raised to 6.03m, Da Silva missed his first attempt then cleared the second, setting an Olympic record. Lavillenie missed two attempts, passed on the third, and missed on the bar raised to 6.08m. It was Brazil's first Olympic gold medal in men's track and field since 1984, and the performance ranks No. 7 on the world all-time list. W...

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