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December 20, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sergei Bubka, the world record-holder in the pole vault, and his brother, Vasily, have been allowed by the Soviet federation to join a German club. They will continue to represent the Soviet Union in major events.
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December 20, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sergei Bubka, the world record-holder in the pole vault, and his brother, Vasily, have been allowed by the Soviet federation to join a German club. They will continue to represent the Soviet Union in major events.
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July 1, 1987 | Associated Press
Sweden's Patrik Sjoberg smashed the world high jump record Tuesday by clearing 7 feet 11 inches on his third and final attempt at an international track and field meet. The 6-foot 6-inch Swede, who improved by one-half inch the mark set by Igor Paklin of the Soviet Union, just missed on his first two tries. Sjoberg also holds the world indoor mark. Paklin had set the record of 7-10 3/4 at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan, Sept. 4, 1985.
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February 28, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY
Officials are taking precautions to assure that the pole vault competition at the Mobil/TAC Indoor championships tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden doesn't create an international incident, as it threatened to do two weeks ago at the Millrose Games. In that meet at the Garden, officials issued 25 credentials to photographers, who were tripping over each other as they maneuvered for position around the vault pit. Maurice Lucas has nothing on some of these photographers.
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February 24, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
In the pole vault competition Friday night in Los Angeles, the question was how high the bar would be raised. The question Sunday in the Michelob Invitational at San Diego's Sports Arena was how high the stakes would have to be raised. Negotiations were proposed after the Soviet Union's Sergei Bubka, who regained the world indoor record with a jump of 19-5 3/4 at the Forum Friday night, informed meet director Al Franken Sunday morning that he would not compete here.
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February 21, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Staff Writer
Before this winter, Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan hadn't lost an indoor mile since 1981. His winning streak was at 15 and he was known as the chairman of the boards. So the logical course for Coghlan entering this indoor season would have been to change nothing. Instead, he changed his diet. He began subscribing to "The Eat to Win Diet," which was developed by Dr. Robert Haas and popularized by Martina Navratilova. Coghlan hasn't won since. "For me, it was the eat-to-lose diet," he said.
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February 15, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
There was something for everyone in the pole vault competition Friday night at the Millrose Games. Dave Volz got the meet record, Billy Olson got the victory, and Sergei Bubka got a lesson in American ingenuity. Or was it his brother, Vasily? The capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden may have to wait for the movie to figure this one out. First things first.
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February 20, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Vitaly Petrov, who has become the most prominent pole vaulting coach in the Soviet Union, remembers well his first meeting with Vasily Bubka. "When he came to the school and said he wanted to become a pole vaulter, I told him to stay out of track and field," Petrov said of that morning in 1975 when Bubka applied to the sports institute in Voroshilovgrad, a city on the southeastern border of the Ukraine.
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