Pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale’s Olympic final disappointment was soon put in the shade when her boyfriend proposed to her after the competition ended. Jumping for joy: Holly Bleasdale may not have got gold, but ended the day with a diamond instead (Picture: PA) The 20-year-old, who had progressed from Saturday’s qualification round, had a difficult start and failed to clear the 4.55m mark she posted at the weekend, finishing in sixth place overall. She walked off the field in tears, but her...Read Full Story
Holly Bleasdale claimed her first major senior title with a nerveless pole vault victory at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.
Bleasdale – a world indoor bronze medallist 12 months ago – arrived in Sweden as the top ranked European this season and beat defending champion and former world champion Anna Rogowska in a dramatic jump-off.
It’s a win that underlines just how much the promising athlete, who finished sixth at last year’s Olympics, has improved her technique...Read Full Story
Kate Dennison claims losing the British pole vault record to 20-year-old Holly Bleasdale has provided all the motivation she needs going into London 2012. Kate Dennison says she is inspired by having a competitor on her own side (Picture: Getty) Dennison broke the national record ten times in 2009, but Bleasdale blew it out of the water with a clearance of 4.70 metres last summer, and extended the mark to 4.87m during this year’s indoor season. Dennison, 28, welcomes the rivalry, saying: ‘I...Read Full Story
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Holly Bleasdale is a pole vaulter. She is best known for competing at events like the World Junior Championships. See pictures, videos and articles about Holly Bleasdale.