• Created Date
  • 1900
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This lantern slide, “Pole Vaulting VIII (c. 1900),” shows an International YMCA Training School (now known as Springfield College) student attempting to clear the pole vault bar. Pole vaulting is a track and field event where the athlete uses a long, flexible pole as an aid to clear a crossbar supported on two uprights (standards) without knocking it down. Ancient Greeks, Cretans, and Celts all held pole jumping competitions, and it has been a... more
    This lantern slide, “Pole Vaulting VIII (c. 1900),” shows an International YMCA Training School (now known as Springfield College) student attempting to clear the pole vault bar. Pole vaulting is a track and field event where the athlete uses a long, flexible pole as an aid to clear a crossbar supported on two uprights (standards) without knocking it down. Ancient Greeks, Cretans, and Celts all held pole jumping competitions, and it has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and 2000 for women. Physical attributes such as speed, agility and strength are essential to pole vaulting effectively, but technical skill is an equally if not more important element. The International YMCA Training School curriculum included sport skill instruction on the high jump, long jump, pole vault, discus, javelin, shot put, football, swimming, lawn tennis, baseball, basketball, rowing, and volleyball. Minor deterioration. less
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  • Photographs
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