Jenn Suhr quietly claims the W35 world record in vault — 15-10!

Jenn was supersick at Rio, but she’s recovering well for London worlds.

Olympic champ Jenn Suhr turned 35 in February, and I didn’t get the memo. But a story in her local Buffalo News reminded me to check her 2017 outdoor best. And yowza! Jenn jumped 4.83 meters (15-10) in Austin, Texas, on April 15, shattering Stacy Dragila’s listed age-group WR of 4.55 (14-11) from 2009. Sorry for not noticing, Jenn! One hopes USATF will take note and make sure her season best gets submitted for W35 record. Her hubby and coach Rick Suhr says: “Isinbayeva never jumped over 4.90 after age 30. No one else has jumped 4.90, which is basically 16 feet, at 30. Jenn is 35, and I think she’s done it more times after the age of 30. So to me, it’s more impressive. It shows the consistency and ability to be there every year. Just being able to deal with the mental part of the game is difficult.”

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May 31, 2017

2 Responses

  1. Matt B. - June 1, 2017

    Amazing. Probably can go 15’10” at age 40.
    85% of Men’s age 40 WR. Nearly equivalent.

  2. B Beller - June 1, 2017

    I’m Suhr she can do it!

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