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Dmitry Starodubtsev's Pole Snaps At World Championships: Russian Pole Vaulter Takes A Tumble (VIDEO)


First Posted: 08/29/11 04:10 PM ET Updated: 10/29/11 06:12 AM ET

At the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Russian pole vaulter Dmitry Starodubtsev was attempting a vault 18.9 feet high when things went a little bit awry.

Starodubtsev's pole completely snapped in half while the Russian was airborne, sending him flying, fortunately, into the padded pit in front of him.

Sarodubtsev was unable to continue competing after the tumble and failed to finish in medal position.

Hat tip to Deadspin!

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