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Getting to know Team USA - Jenn Suhr

8/12/2013
 
Staring at Jenn Suhr’s resume begs the question - is there anything left to prove?

If there is anything missing, the indoor world record holder in the women’s pole vault has a chance to truly complete her resume Tuesday at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia. The two-time Olympic medalist is in search of her first World Outdoor Championships medal.

She broke the world indoor record and bettered her own American record earlier this year at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., at 5.02m/16-5.5. The mark goes along with her American outdoor record of 4.92m/16-1.75 that she set in 2008.

Then there are her Olympic medals. Last summer in London, Suhr joined an elite group and reached her dream as she won Olympic gold. She placed that medal next to the silver she won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

There has also been a World Indoor Championships silver medal in 2008. There has even been a collegiate national championships, which she won at the NAIA level in 2005.

She has performed dominantly on the domestic level as well, winning a total of 11 combined USA Indoor and USA Outdoor titles in her career.

Her run has been remarkable especially considering she didn’t take up the pole vault until her junior year of college. The final moniker that remains is a World Outdoor Championships medal.

Suhr came close in 2011 when she finished just outside of a spot on the awards podium in in fourth. She finished 10th in 2007 and missed the 2009 World Outdoor Championships due to injury.

A hall of fame career as it stands, Suhr will look for one final piece of hardware in Moscow.

Follow Suhr Tuesday as she goes after her first World Outdoor Championships medal, including full results and recaps at www.usatf.org.

Joey Lamar
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field
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