World pole vault champion Shawn Barber has passed away at the age of 29

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World pole vault champion Shawn Barber has passed away at the age of 29

The Canadian Shawn Barber, pole vault world champion in Beijing 2015, died this Thursday at the age of 29 due to complications arising from a health problem. This was announced by his representation agency Doyle Management.

“A friend we will never forget. Canadian pole vault Olympian Shawn Barber has passed away. He is the current record holder in his country with a mark of 6 meters and was proclaimed world champion in 2015. He was also an Olympic finalist in Rio de Janeiro 2016. We will miss him very much,” the agency explained in a statement.


The barber has experienced more complexity in recent years in terms of results. Despite this, he is one of the most famous pole vaulters of the last decade, despite difficult moments such as his positive test for cocaine in 2016, for which he was acquitted. Your records keep you as historical reference for pole vaulting in his country.

Source: La Verdad

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