Thursday, July 10, 2008

Brad Walker wins in Karlsruhe...

Pole vaulter Brad Walker from Mountlake Terrace began his pre-Olympic European tour on Wednesday with a victory in a street vault competition in Karlsruhe, Germany, clearing 19-4 1/4 (5.90m).

Walker heads to Athens to compete in the Athens Grand Prix meet on Sunday the 13th, then to London on the 25th to complete his pre-Olympic competitions in Europe.

Here are the results:

1. Walker, Brad (USA) 5,90
2. Clavier, Jérôme (FRA) 5,75
3. Hartwig, Jeff (USA) 5,70
4. Straub, Alexander (LG Filstal) 5,60
5. Lobinger, Tim (LG Stadtwerke München) 5,60
6. Czerwinski, Przemyslaw (POL) 5,40
7. Otto, Björn 1977 (LAV Bayer Uerdingen/Dormagen) 5,40
7. Skipper, Tommy 1984 (USA) o.g.V.

Here's his jump, as posted on YouTube...note that he's sporting a Mohawk!

The full story of the meet can be accessed here (note--the story is in German)...

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