Psycho Hamster

Psycho Hamster

Posted on 08/19/2012

Photo taken on August  4, 2012

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Holly Bleasdale

Holly Bleasdale
The qualifying for the Women's Pole Vault final was just in front of us.
With everything on the track, and the heptathlon events in the field, this one went mostly un-noticed. Eventually we got a new chap on the public announcing system who would highlight pretty much every athlete in the field events whenever there was a break.

One of the vaults of the other British competitor, Kate Dennison, looked quite unnerving. The pole bent back as normal, but instead of springing upright it kept bending back and she fell back onto the runway.

In the men's event, a vaulter's pole snapped. I don't remember seeing that since Daley Thompson.

Gave a very clear reminder of just how impressive these athletes are.