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    Timur Morgunov Insanely good technique WR chance for him too!
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    Not to take away from Mondo, but Stephen Chappell posted all the jumps from the European Championships for both Mondo and Morgunov.

    Looking back I am not sure I have ever seen as good of technique in a vaulter as Morgunov. His 6 meter clearance was his worst clearance of the night technically. His 5.90 jump looked like a 6.10 jump.

    I've never seen a better take off. He is also the third youngest person to ever jump 6.00 meters.

    I wouldn't be surprised if at the world championships next year the two of them push the bar to never before seen levels. Its something Bubka or Lavillinie never had at their primes... competition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jshapco2 View Post
    Not to take away from Mondo, but Stephen Chappell posted all the jumps from the European Championships for both Mondo and Morgunov.
    So I went looking for videos of him and found this - an entertaining music video of the the 3 medalists at the EC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOBqMeEfaAM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jshapco2 View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if at the world championships next year the two of them push the bar to never before seen levels. Its something Bubka or Lavillinie never had at their primes... competition!
    The downside is that if both of them are in peak form at a future championship meet, they could end up costing themselves a lot of money in WR bonuses, because in that scenario, they won't have the luxury of breaking the WR 1cm at a time like Bubka did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    they won't have the luxury of breaking the WR 1cm at a time like Bubka did.
    As noted before, Mondo and family don't seem too focused on the $$$ aspects as much as the event itself. The Bubka (and Isi) model is not for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    The downside is that if both of them are in peak form at a future championship meet, they could end up costing themselves a lot of money in WR bonuses, because in that scenario, they won't have the luxury of breaking the WR 1cm at a time like Bubka did.
    If I'm Mondo, I'm negotiating a contract with $X per cm regardless of how many centimeters a record is broken by in one meet. That way you don't lose out on money and you don't leave any record height on the table like Bubka arguably did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    The downside is that if both of them are in peak form at a future championship meet, they could end up costing themselves a lot of money in WR bonuses, because in that scenario, they won't have the luxury of breaking the WR 1cm at a time like Bubka did.
    the Pacific Coast Club vertical jumpers (Stones, Smith, Olson,, et al) perfected slicing the baloney thin a decade or more before Bubka ever came on the scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    As noted before, Mondo and family don't seem too focused on the $$$ aspects as much as the event itself. The Bubka (and Isi) model is not for all.
    Well, as it pertains to when Mondo goes pro. Mondo has had a lifelong dream to represent LSU, they can afford to delay the pro thing.

    There are still many reasons why we might still see the WR go up 1cm at a time.

    It's great to see so many exciting young talents in the pole vault
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    As noted before, Mondo and family don't seem too focused on the $$$ aspects as much as the event itself. The Bubka (and Isi) model is not for all.
    They may not be obsessed with money but that doesn't mean they're not capitalists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jshapco2 View Post
    Not to take away from Mondo, but Stephen Chappell posted all the jumps from the European Championships for both Mondo and Morgunov.

    Looking back I am not sure I have ever seen as good of technique in a vaulter as Morgunov. His 6 meter clearance was his worst clearance of the night technically. His 5.90 jump looked like a 6.10 jump.

    I've never seen a better take off. He is also the third youngest person to ever jump 6.00 meters.

    I wouldn't be surprised if at the world championships next year the two of them push the bar to never before seen levels. Its something Bubka or Lavillinie never had at their primes... competition!
    He is a lucky young man to still be jumping. Like to skewer himself last meet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7xHnIBjDI0
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    Just in case you missed it he is a fair decathlete as well.


    https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/author...orgunov-292432
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