Jenn Suhr: High expectations

Jenn Suhr holds the American women's pole vault record both indoors and outdoors, where her personal best is 16-1¾. Russia’s Yelena Isinbaeva is the women’s world-record holder at 16-7¼. This will be Suhr’s second trip to the Olympics — she won the silver medal in 2008.

Jenn Suhr profile

The physics of pole vaulting

The approach

The approach

Drive and upswing

Drive and upswing

Drive and upswing

Going up, while upside down

Clearance

Clearance

Clearance

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Clearance

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