• Lavillenie Opens Indoor Season with 5.81 in Tignes

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The 2012 Olympic champion, Lavillenie produced his best season opener for four years and a new World lead after he cleared  5.81m in pole vault on Thursday night in Tignes, France.

 Lavillenie showed an outstanding performance as he cleared 5.44m, 5.64m, 5.71m and 5.81m height without dropping the bar before failing to clear 5.91m. 

"I am very happy with my performance, Lavillenie said. It is a good performance however I am a little frustrated at not having passed 5.91 m."

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