The fresh new record holder in pole vault, Renaud Lavillenie, France has agreed to participate in Malmö Games, August 5, 2014! Twenty three years ago, exactly on August 5, the legendary Sergey Bubka set a new world record in Malmö with 6.10 m. Lavillenie set a new world record on February 15 this year with 6.16 and he is aiming even higher in the summer and the tradition to jump high in Malmö on August 5 sounds promising.
“After some pre discussions did Renaud under IWC in Sopot confirm his participation in Malmö and we are pleased to be able to present the latest world record setter in athletics in Malmö”, says Daniel Wessfeldt, board member in the organizing committee for Malmö Games.
“The date August 5 does fit my planning very well and I will be in good shape since the European Championships is starting the week after. It will be great fun to try to break Sergey Bubka’s stadium record”, says Renaud Lavillenie.