Saturday, July 21 7:00a to 8:00p at Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, FL
Pole Vault Competition on Clearwater Beach with an elevated runway and landing pit set up directly on the beach.
* Trophies for the winner of each age group.
* Medals for 2nd and 3rd place in each age group.
* Participation medal for everyone
* Professional photography and videography
* Meet t-shirts available
* Local media coverage
July 18–Registration at http://www.coacho.com
Youth–Grades 7-12, Open – 19-30, Masters 30+ more
Nike has unveiled the uniforms that will be worn in London this summer by Chinese athletes competing in Archery, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting and Wrestling.Innovations included Nike’s lightest-ever Hyper Elite basketball uniform for China’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and the Nike Pro TurboSpeed Uniform for China Track & Field. Craig Cheek, Vice President & General Manager of Nike China, was joined at an event in Beijing by 22 Chinese athletes, including Yi Jianlian, Wang Shipeng, Zhu Fangyu, Liu Wei, Miao Lijie, Chen Nan, Tian Yuan, Lu Haojie and Wang Jiao to unveil the latest designs for the Chinese Federations. “Nike has been bringing innovations to Chinese athletes since 1984. These new products can help athletes unlock their potential and perform their best,” said Cheek. World champion Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, who wore the Nike Pro TurboSpeed technology during his three consecutive wins at the IAAF World Grand Prix, shared his thoughts on the Nike Pro TurboSpeed track uniform. “That was the first time for me to wear such a compressed yet comfortable uniform. By offering aerodynamic drag reduction, this technology helps me achieve my best performance,” he said. more
Maria Sharapova will be carrying the flag at the Olympic opening ceremonies, according to a statement on the tennis star’s Facebook page.”Ahh finally I can share some exciting news with you! After the third round of the French Open, I woke up to a pretty memorable message,” Sharapova wrote on her Facebook page on June 13. “The Russian Olympic committee chose me to be the flag bearer at this years Olympic opening ceremony. I am so honored, and especially excited as it will be my first Olympics in my career. I have had to keep this hush hush for two weeks and keeping secrets is not my best quality!”
The first and most obvious was Yelena Isinbayeva, who twice has won Olympic gold in the pole vault event. Isinbayeva also holds the indoor and outdoor pole vault world records, and she’s long been one of the most dominant pole vaulters in the world. Her success also has brought her notoriety on the world stage. more