To succeed in this lady’s sport of choice, you must sprint at top speed, then hoist yourself up to plant your pole, push off it, and control your trajectory into the vault. Early adolescence is the greatest time to begin this sport. It necessitates a significant amount of upper-body strength. You’ll need muscle memory by the time you’re competing professionally. This was not Robin Bone’s chosen path.
She just started pole-vaulting after being forced out of gymnastics due to a concussion. She’s known as the “helmet girl” because she practices her sprints and jumps while wearing a helmet. Robin first began competing in pole vaulting at the age of 23, and her parents and doctor only authorized her to do so on the condition that she protect her head at all times.