• Lavillenie Changes his Coach

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 Olympic gold medalist in pole vault, Renaud Lavillenie last week announced the switch to a new cach. For the last four years  Lavillenie has been coached by Damien Inocencio. 26-year-old Frenchmen will continue his athletic career with coach Phillipe D'Encausse. 

"It has been a difficult decision to take, and I took a long time to come to it. I have a lot of respect for Damien. He has made me what I am today. I cannot complain about our work together, but I need to open myself up to new challenges, to question my choices and my career. An athlete's life is short and full of plateaux and risk taking." confessed Lavillenie in a statement.
 
On the other hand, His old coach Damien Inocencio called his decision irrational. 
 
Lavillenie holds personal records indoors 6.03m and outdoors 6.01m. This year he stands in the second place in the world's rank  with 5.97m behind German's Bjorn Otto 6.01m.
 
Lavillenie's achievements in major championships in the Last 4 years
 
The XXX Olympic Games Gold    5.97 London (OS) 10/08/2012
21st European Athletics Championships Gold 5.97 Helsinki 01/07/2012
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 Gold 5.95 Istanbul 10/03/2012
IAAF World Championships in Athletics Bronze    5.85 Daegu 29/08/2011
European Athletics Indoor Championships Gold 6.03 Paris (Bercy) 05/03/2011
European Athletics Championships Gold 5.85 Barcelona (O) 31/07/2010
IAAF World Championships in Athletics Bronze 5.80 Berlin 22/08/2009
European Athletics Indoor Championships Gold 5.81 Torino 08/03/2009

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