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    Re: Grinnell College Pole Vaulter Dies of Injuries Suffered at Meet

    " Yin grazed the mat and landed on his back before hitting his head."

    Eesh, really a sad deal.



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    Re: Grinnell College Pole Vaulter Dies of Injuries Suffered at Meet

    Expect pole vaulting to be banned shortly.


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    Re: Grinnell College Pole Vaulter Dies of Injuries Suffered at Meet

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Expect pole vaulting to be banned shortly.

    I doubt that, if anything they will change how the mats are laid out.



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    Re: Grinnell College Pole Vaulter Dies of Injuries Suffered at Meet

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I doubt that, if anything they will change how the mats are laid out.
    Or better train the athletes.
    Pole vaulting needs to be left to experts.
    That being said, I'm not saying this kid didn't know what he was doing. But sounds like he drastically missed the mark.


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    Re: Grinnell College Pole Vaulter Dies of Injuries Suffered at Meet

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Pole vaulting needs to be left to experts.
    how does one become an expert by not first being as novice?

    I thought they started making pole vaulters wear helmets?


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