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Sam Kendricks competes the men’s pole vault event at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, in Eugene Ore

Onofre of Portugal competes in the women's pole vault qualifying rounds during the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

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Marta Onofre of Portugal competes in the women’s pole vault qualifying rounds during the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

Spiegelburg of Germany reacts as she competes in the women's pole vault final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow

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Silke Spiegelburg of Germany reacts as she competes in the women’s pole vault final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Tuesday