10 août 2017

Why Kendricks and pole-vaulters must thank the Highland Games

UPDATE On August 8, Sam KENDRICKS, the pole-vaulter from the USA,  became the new World champion in London. And he certainly doesn't know the origin of his sport... And he certainly doesn't know why he should thank the Highland Games.... The origins of pole-vaulting: Before becoming an olympic event in 1896, pole-vaulting was one of the most spectacular events of the Highland Games and one of the first track and field competitions in the second half of the 19th century.Dave Webster, the historian of the Highland Games, has... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

The 12 Champions 4- Matt DOHERTY, Canada

The Canadian Matthew DOHERTY will have no real problem with his French when he comes to Bressuire for the Worlds. Of course, his résumé is in English but the champion born in Quebec has added a short message in French to the Bressuire blogger: "Allo, Alain Matthew Doherty, 30 ans, Enseignant à Antigonish, Nouvelle Écosse J'ai aussi pratiqué l'athlétisme, l'haltérophilie, le judo, le badminton, le squash, le volleyball. Je voudrais me classifié sur le podium pour les championnats de Bressuire." It proves the Antigonish... [Lire la suite]
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