Pardon my ignorance, but why is it so dangerous? Because the vaulter has less control and might fall backwards?
Unbendable poles wrote:
He basically used a pole that is so firm they don't practice with it because it's too dangerous. No idea why he'd risk anything after getting gold.
The let down after setting a 10cm PR, smashing the OR and winning Gold is probably pretty big. probably a good time to call it a day.
in '14, after setting he world record, Lavillenie decided to try 621 and got injured.