31 May '17, 6pm

New Pole Vault Rule Change Angers World Record Holder @FloTrack

The IAAF plans to reduce the amount of time given for each pole vault attempt next year, and world-record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France is not a fan of the change. At this weekend's Prefontaine Classic, Lavillenie spoke out passionately against the new rules. The IAAF Council quietly approved 2017-2018 rule changes at its April meeting, which were published on the IAAF website a few weeks later. The changes include reducing the amount of time given for attempts in the vertical jumps from 60 seconds to 30 seconds. "I am actually fighting against them, because it is one of the worst ideas I have ever seen," Lavillenie said. "The thing is, just one minute is actually just enough... it's just not safe [reducing the time]. Pole vault is a dangerous event." When word began to spread of the changes, Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris said that it would negatively impact th...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/56904-new-pole-vault-rule...

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