The Padova Pole Vault Convention is an international convention on study and training of pole vault. It is a a unique formula in Europe consisting of workshops and competition. Born from the union of sports and training with the intention of sharing experiences, inspiration and motivation related to the world of pole vaulting. It is organized by Gruppo Asta Padova, a long-established movement that has mainly been training athletes and technicians specialised in pole vaulting since 1968, which has as its star athlete Elisa Molinarolo, world finalist in Budapest 2023 and Tokyo Olympian. The convention is also organized by Sport & Marketing, a team that consists of several professionals with years of experience in communication and event organisation, founded by Gianfranco Beda, former pole vaulter.
Starting from this edition, the European Athletics Coaches Association will patronize the event, with the aim to extend it with the High Jump, bringing back to life the event that our beloved Wolfgang Ritzdorf used to organize in Cologne.
The convention has the technical support of ESSX Europe, that will made available for athlete poles to be used during the competition. Registration for the competition are now open only to athletes that wants to participate also to the convention day, registration for the competition only will open later.
- Greg & Helena Duplantis (coaches of Mondo Duplantis)
- Philippe d’Encausse (coach of Renaud Lavillenie and French Pole Vault Team)
- Herbert Czingon (biomechanical and one of the best German coach)
- Scott Simpson (coach of Holly Bradshaw, Head of Field and Combined Events for UK Athletics)
- Johan Cassirame (manage the biomechanical program for French Federation, obtained data of the 6m22 jumps of Mondo Duplantis)
Discount coupons reserved to EACA website’s members:
– EACA15 for the on site ticket
– EACA20 for the online ticket
- Jan 5th: International Competition
- Jan 6th: Pole Vault Convention
- Jan 7th: Training session with speakers (only in the morning)
Palaindoor Padova, Italy
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