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Valentin Lavillenie


Valentin Lavillenie

Valentin Lavillenie (born 16 July 1991) is a French athlete specialising in the pole vault.[1] He won the gold medal at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie. Lavillenie was born in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire. He is the younger brother of another pole vaulter, world record holder Renaud Lavillenie.

He has personal bests of 5.65 metres outdoors (2013) and 5.80 metres indoors at Nevers (2015).

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  France
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 5th 5.40 m
European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 3rd 5.50 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 11th (q) 5.55 m[note 1]
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 1st 5.50 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 6th 5.65 m


  1. ^ No mark in the final


  1. ^ Valentin Lavillenie profile at IAAF

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