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Feature16 Jul 2017

After proving them wrong, Poole has high expectations

On the surface, it shouldn’t make sense. The high jump, we have long been taught, is an event where height is not just an asset but an essential ingredient in becoming world class. Every so often, though, an athlete comes along who defies convention, one whose disregard for the laws of physics makes us step back and question what we once assumed to be true.

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Report15 Jul 2017

Report: boys' high jump – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

The victory itself was not a surprise, but world U18 leader Breyton Poole produced one of the most captivating displays of the championships to win the high jump title in Nairobi, the 1.72m tall jumper improving on his personal best three times.

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