Pole vault is a field event which involves jumping over a horizontally placed obstacle (bar) that is supported by two up-rights. The vaulter uses a pole as a lever for the uplift of the body. The pole vaulter is expected to lift himself or herself high up with the pole from a single take-off to clear the bar. The competitor is called a pole vaulter. It is performed by both male and female athletes

 

                          SKILLS IN POLE VAULT

Basic Skills in pole vault include the followings

  1. Flexibility
  2. Agility
  3. Speed
  4. Determination
  5. Concentration
  6. Muscular Strength
  7. Courage

 

POLE VAULT; EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

These are:

  1. The two uprights
  2. The crossbar
  3.  The supports for the crossbar
  4.  The landing foam
  5.  The runway
  6. The take off box
  7. The vaulting pole
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Phases of pole vault

  1. The grip or hold
  2. Carrying the pole
  3. The run-up
  4. The plant
  5. The take off
  6. The swing up
  7. The turning
  8. The clearance
  9. The landing

 

COMMON FAULT IN POLE VAULT

  1. Gripping the pole wrongly.
  2. Inaccurate speed.
  3. Planting the pole before getting to the box.
  4. Not swing up the legs.
  5. Not flexing the arms to pull up the body.
  6. In-ability to turn the body.
  7. In-ability to clear the bar.
  8. Carrying the pole across the body.

 

             THE RULES AND REGULATION GULDING POLE VAULT EVENT

  1. Competitor must take off with one foot (single take off)
  2. No marks should be placed on any landing area
  3. A competitor is out of the competition when he dislodges the bar three consecutive times at a particular height.
  4. Must not touch the pole when it is falling towards the crossbar
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                               ASSIGNMENT

  1. List three types of materials that can be used as a pole

(i)……………………………………………..

 

(ii)…………………………………………….

 

(iii)…………………………………………..

  1. State four major progression or phases you would adopt in pole vaulting

(i)…………………………………………..

 

(ii)…………………………………………

 

(iii)……………………………………….

 

(iv)……………………………………….

  1. Outline three common fault that can be observed during pole vaulting

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(ii)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

(iii)………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. Write out four sentences on the nature of pole vault event       

 

See also

NIGERIAN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION

CAUSES OF DISEASES AND THEIR PREVENTION

DISEASES CAUSED BY PATHOGENS

PATHOGENS

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD

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