Renaud Lavillenie, pole vault world record holder inspires young athletes at the ISF WSC Athletics 2017!

ISF WSC Athletics 2017

ISF WSC Athletics 2017

Nancy, France: Renaud Lavillenie, french pole vaulter currently holidng a world record with a height of 6.16 m set indoors in 2014 (overcoming Sergey Bubka from Ukraine with 6.14 m) became the ambassador of World Schools Championship Athletics 2017 organised by International School Sport Federation (ISF) and French School Sport Federation (UNSS). On Monday, he visited the young athletes participating in this major school event in Nancy, France.

“When you are at school, you are still young. It’s a good time to learn. (…) And the sport spirit is very important, be able to learn about the respect, respect the rules, respect the other athletes.” admits Lavillenie and adds: I started practicing sport before I went to school. So the good thing was that when I went to school, I was already doing my sport and it was a good opportunity for me to take part in some great competitions.”

ISF WSC Athletics 2017

ISF WSC Athletics 2017

Lavillenie, a gold medalist from 2012 Olympics in London and silver medalist from 2016 Olympics held in Rio spent two days with the youngsters, motivating them to deliver the best results possible. He also supported the winners on podium and had a training session with the young athletes of France before Meeting Stanislas, major athletic event held today, the 28th of June in Nancy.

The ISF WSC Athletics 2017 gathers over 500 young athletes from 24 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom). The event represents a unique chance for young people to come together not only for sport purposes but also to get to know different cultures from all around Europe.

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