Track and Field

Watch Canada's Alysha Newman compete in virtual pole vault event

After watching three of the world's top male pole vaulters test their athleticism in a virtual backyard competition on Sunday, Canadian-record holder Alysha Newman wants to be part of a remote women's event she believes will be held in the coming weeks.

Alysha Newman shows how she'll compete in an international event, at home

3 years ago
Duration 3:22
The Canadian pole vaulter explains her pole vault set up and how competing allows her to give back during quarantine.

Click on the video player above to watch action from the second Ultimate Garden Clash pole vault event.

Canada's Alysha Newman will compete against reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi and two-time U.S. indoor champion Katie Nageotte in a competition that will see the athletes try to clear a four-metre vault as many times as possible in 30 minutes.

WATCH | Newman shows how she'll compete in an international event, at home:

Duplantis, Lavillenie share gold medal in Ultimate Garden Clash 

3 years ago
Duration 5:11
Pole vault stars Renaud Lavillenie, Mondo Duplantis and Sam Kendricks hold a competition in their own backyards.

The women's event comes after France's Renaud Lavillenie, Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and American Sam Kendricks competed in a men's pole vault competition held in their own yards.

WATCH | 3 of the world's top male pole vaulters compete remotely:

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Duplantis, a world record-holder, and Lavillenie, the 2012 Olympic champion, each cleared a height of five metres 36 times over a span of 30 minutes that was broadcast by World Athletics on its social media channels. Both had one miss. Kendricks got the bronze by clearing the bar 26 times in a competition featuring three of the event's biggest names.

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