Monday, 25 February 2019
Australian pole-vaulter Kurtis Marschall has continued his superb form into the new year, setting a new personal best at the All Star Perche in France.
The event was organized by French pole vaulter and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, who missed competition due to injury.
Clearing 5.87 meters, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist not only secured a new personal best, but also launched himself into third place behind behind American Sam Kendricks, in second place, and Polish Piotr Lisek, who finished first.
The Bachelor of Science student moved to Western Australia from South Australia after his Commonwealth Games victory in April last year.
Now with UWA Athletics Club, the 21-year-old has made use of world-class facilities at WAIS as he trains under the experienced eye of new coach Alex Parnov.
Over the past 12 months, Marschall has worked hard to establish himself as Australia’s leading male pole-vaulter, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics fast approaching.
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