Pole-jumping is one of the most popular adventure sports in the world. It is included in the competition category in domestic and international sports match. In recent years, many rules have been changed to better suit athletes’ fitness.
Unlike other sports, pole jump has a very special history. It is native to the Netherlands and Poland. In the 1800s, the northern provinces of these two countries had many swamps and small streams.
The residents have many difficulties in commuting. In order to move from one area to another quickly and without having to go around. People here have come up with a novel method that is both unique and interesting.
They use sticks made of bamboo and aluminum for mobility. Use sticks as support to jump over swamps and streams. In this way, residents can save time on the move.
This is exactly the beginning of the sport of pole jump. In 1826, the first hopping contest in history was held in London, England. The level of pole is 3.3m. This provision is common for both men and women.
Nowadays, pole-jumping has become a popular sport all over the world. It has been selected as one of the sports competitions in major international tournaments. The fighting equipment for pole jumping from simple bamboo sticks has been improved and more modern.
The rules of the pole jump competition and achievements have also been significantly improved. Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka is the first name to be mentioned on the list of world pole jump records.
He is a Ukrainian saod-jumper. Bubka came to the Olympics with a very poor record. He failed in the 1992 season when he could not pass three levels in a competition category. The Olympics could be seen as the biggest failure of Bubka’s career.
But at the national swing championships, he has an impressive record with 6 championships. In his career in competition, Bubka was the only person to win the title 6 times in a sports category in the world with the highest bar of 6.01m.