Participants

Kurtis MARSCHALL

Kurtis MARSCHALL
    Athletics
Birth Date:  25 Apr 1997
Place of Birth:  NORTH ADELAIDE
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  20
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  191
Weight (Kg):  85

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Pole Vault 1 Gold

Kurtis MARSCHALL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 19:25
Gold Medal Event Men's Pole Vault Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Pole Vault 15 5.6

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's Pole Vault 6 5.65

Hobbies

Coffee


Occupation: Athlete, student
Education: Human movement studies at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. (Olympics.com.au, May 2016)
Languages spoken: English
Coach: PERSONAL: Kym SIMONS (AUS) from 2010 (olympics.com.au, Jun 2016)
Reason: Began pole vaulting at age 12. (adelaidenow.com.au, 29 Dec 2015)
Ambition: Olympic, Commonwealth, world championship gold medallist, world record holder. (Athlete, May 2016)
Memorable: "Walking out into the Rio Olympic Stadium before my competition. Absolutely unbelievable." (Athlete, May 2017)
Hero: Russian pole vaulter Sergey BUBKA (olympics.com.au, Jul 2016)
Influence: Former coach Alan LAUNDER (AUS), who passed away in 2014 at age 80. "Alan was a mastermind of pole vault and I worked with him quite closely. He inspired me to start working hard and start believing in what I could achieve. I was absolutely distraught when he died. I think about him every single training." (adelaidenow.com.au, 29 Dec 2015)
Ritual: Coffee, listening to music and getting pumped. (Athlete, May 2017)
Additional information

REFOCUS
Member of West Adelaide (Australian rules) Football Club's junior development squad in 2011 but experienced growth spurt of 30cm that encouraged him to believe he could be more successful at pole vault. (adelaidenow.com.au, 29 Dec 2015).


GREAT EIGHT
Raised personal best to 5.70m in Mannheim, Germany, in June 2016; highest vault in world by a junior for three years, moving him to eighth on the world junior all-time list. (athletics.org.au, May 2016)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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