Gripes galore at Porto Alegre meet, especially from the vaulters
Vaulting is dangerous enough. But organizers at Porto Alegre worlds are upping the risk, according to Facebook postings. One from American Doug “Bubba” Sparks says: “Our poles are not here yet and may not be, the box is 6 (inches) deep rather than 9 (inches) and the pit is a straight back and short. They have brought in pieces of another pit that they have covered with an orange tarp rather than a fitted top cover. Poles on loan have tennis balls on them rather than plugs. Can anything else happen? Oh yeah, probably rain.” Meanwhile, results are finally dribbling out at wma2013.com/results/. Anything missing? But organizers aren’t neglecting YouTube, where two “highlight” videos are posted. But spare us the head-banging music and long into. Just show us the action.