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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I'm going to guess you have never pole vaulted. Nothing is ever a done deal in the PV. Just too many variables at play.
    Actually I have. I was a good high school vaulter in a town with the best in the country. ( 13’ versus 3 guys over 15’ in 1974).

    Of course stuff happens, but Mondo has gotten really consistent at high heights. Berlin showed me that he really, really does not like to lose. It took him three PRs to win that meet. Are there any other vaulters who have done that in a championship meet?

    My comment holds pretty well. It will take something unforeseen for one of the other guys to beat him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun5150 View Post
    He has been progressing thru poles so fast it is scary.
    That really is scary. How a kid like him (he IS still a kid) can stand up 17+-foot poles with such low flex numbers is UNBELIEVABLE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    How a kid like him (he IS still a kid) can stand up 17+-foot poles with such low flex numbers is UNBELIEVABLE.
    Speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Speed?
    I think he ran a windy 10.59 or so? So, speed is an asset for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Actually I have. I was a good high school vaulter in a town with the best in the country. ( 13’ versus 3 guys over 15’ in 1974).

    Of course stuff happens, but Mondo has gotten really consistent at high heights. Berlin showed me that he really, really does not like to lose. It took him three PRs to win that meet. Are there any other vaulters who have done that in a championship meet?
    Nishida.

    Not sure that's the lesson I'd take from Mondo's Berlin jumps though. He sailed right over every bar because he was in stupidly good shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    Nishida.

    Not sure that's the lesson I'd take from Mondo's Berlin jumps though. He sailed right over every bar because he was in stupidly good shape.
    We can disagree on the conclusion. I have no idea what condition he was in.

    What does “nishida” mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post

    What does “nishida” mean?
    Might refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuhei_Nishida
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    Yeah, Nishida didn't win, but he did improve his PB three times in the '32 final and came really close to winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    I think he ran a windy 10.59 or so? So, speed is an asset for him.

    He rand 10.57 (+2.1) last April ('18) and he has gotten stronger and faster.........Jazz yes speed does it, but he is amazing once he gets on the pole his efficiency/skill is crazy good!! He can duplicate others technique extremely well and has been doing so for a protracted period of time.

    I will go out on a limb no one will have a better head to head record against him this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    Yeah, Nishida didn't win, but he did improve his PB three times in the '32 final and came really close to winning.
    So, that was a once in almost a century kind of performance? ��
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