Google has come up with another fascinating Doodle for London Olympics now it’s the turn of Pole Vault game.In terms of numbers this is the 9’th Doodle from the Search Engine Gaint Google.
Pole Vault event is starting on the 8th of August 2012 & ends by 10th of August 2012.Olympic Stadium in London is going to host this major track and field event.
Todays Google Doodle features an Lady athlete performing a jump, you can see the original Google Doodle below.
In Short about Pole Vault : Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and 2000 for women.
Pole Vault Records :
The legendary Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka holds the men’s world record of a height of 6.14 metres set on July 31, 1994 in Sestriere, Italy. The Olympic record was set by Steven Hooker with 5.96 metres on August 22, 2008 at Beijing.
The only woman to exceed 5 metres is Russian women’s world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva, who reached that height in 2005 and who has in total broken the women’s world-record (indoor and outdoor), 27 times, culminating in her current world record of 5.06 metres obtained in 2009 at Letzigrund in Zurich.Her Olympic record is 5.05 metres.
Some of the Favourites for London 2012 Pole Vault in mens category include Renaud Lavillenie France (6.03m/5.95m),Bjorn Otto Germany (5.92m/5.92m) ,Brad Walker United States of America (6.04m/5.90m) etc.
Some of the Favourites for London 2012 Pole Vault in womens category include Holly Bleasdale Great Britain & N. Ireland (4.85 m), Yelena IsinbayevaRussian Federation(5.06 m),Yarisley Silva etc.
My choice is Yelena the two-time Olympic champion! Readers whom would you bet on?