We've started Pole Vault - have you ?

Bent-arm commitment !
Arms straighter !

Are you insured, Lilly ?

Sprinter/jumper Lilly, recently returned from her first overseas competition (in Samoa), was willing to be a "guinea pig" !   So we used one of the bars (recently purchased for real PV !) to get her to trust herself swinging with straight arms, plus doing the simple concluding gymnastics (half-twist) to land.   After some hesitation, she did not want to stop !

Not perfect, but making prgress !

As you will see from the photos, the set-up is less than perfect.   However, she did learn to trust it, and her arms (rear view) did get straighter !   We are also thinking of adapting her skills to do 400m. hurdles !   The bar did not slide on the concrete; and the rope was strong enough !   So we will get more to try.   We must raise the take-off and bar-height, for here even Lilly had to bend her knees.   We understand that, although it is a swinging move, it does not yet look like PV, and the weight is not on a vertical pole.   However, we thought we would approach it this way !   There will be more to follow !


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