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pole vault click to hear : pole vault

Athletic event in which a pole is used to vault over the highest possible crossbar.
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pole pole vaulter upright crossbar landing area approach pole tip planting box

pole click to hear : pole

Sturdy flexible rod of wood, metal or fiberglass that the pole vaulter leans on to gain elevation and clear the crossbar; it is 4 to 5 m long.

pole vaulter click to hear : pole vaulter

Athlete specialized in the pole vaulting event.

upright click to hear : upright

Vertical post of adjustable height supporting the pole vault crossbar.

crossbar click to hear : crossbar

Long horizontal bar that the athlete must clear without knocking it over; it rests on mounts attached to two uprights.

landing area click to hear : landing area

Padded area where the athlete lands after a jump.

approach click to hear : approach

Track on which the athlete builds up the speed required to jump.

pole click to hear : pole

Sturdy flexible rod of wood, metal or fiberglass that the pole vaulter leans on to gain elevation and clear the crossbar; it is 4 to 5 m long.

tip click to hear : tip

Piece of rubber attached to the lower extremity of the pole to prevent it from slipping inside the planting box.

planting box click to hear : planting box

Metal board embedded in the ground; at the end of their approach, pole vaulters plant the pole in it to gain elevation and clear the bar.