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All Blacks stars to snub rugby sevens in Tokyo
New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved.
Archery World Championships: Indian men's recurve team claim silver medal
India won silver in the men's recurve team event at the Archery World Championships after losing to China in the final in Netherlands on Sunday.
- Date of birth
- 1 (up to 15/01/2016)
Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)
- 1st (2012)
World Championships (4 medals: 1 silver, 3 bronze)
- 2nd (2013), 3rd (2009, 2011, 2015)
European Championships (3 medals: 3 gold)
- 1st (2010, 2012, 2014)
World Indoor Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)
- 1st (2012, 2016)
European Indoor Championships (4 medals: 4 gold)
- 1st (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
The sky's the limit
In February 2014, Renaud Lavillenie became the pole vault world record holder (6.16m), surpassing the great Sergey Bubka in Donetsk, in the presence of the master himself.
The Frenchman has been almost unbeatable since 2011, and will be favourite to defend his Olympic title in Rio.
A 2-time world indoor champion and 7-time European champion (indoor and outdoor), it is only at the world championships where Lavillenie's magic has failed to operate, with silver in 2013, and bronze in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
With Shawn Barber and Raphael Holzdeppe also travelling to Brazil, Lavillenie will have some stiff competition - but when the Frenchman is on his game, the sky's the limit.
|Men's Pole Vault||5.98|
|4||Men's Pole Vault, Qualification||5.70 q|
|2||Men's Pole Vault, Qualification, Group A||5.70 5.30:-/5.45:-/5.60:-/:xo|
|2||Men's Pole Vault, Final||5.98|
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2