World Mourns Loss of Pole Vault Champion:
Former world pole vault champion, Shawn Barber of Canada, tragically passed away at the age of 29 in his Texas residence, as confirmed by his agent on Thursday.
Pole Vault Triumphs and World Title:
Barber claimed the world title in pole vault at the 2015 championships in Beijing, where he cleared a height of 5.90 meters.
Another significant achievement was his victory on home soil at the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto.
Agent’s Announcement on Instagram:
Shawn Barber’s agent, Paul Doyle, announced his passing through an Instagram post. The post did not disclose the cause of his death.
The message on Doyle Management’s Instagram page read, “A friend that will never be forgotten. Canadian Olympic Pole Vaulter Shawn Barber has passed away.”
Athletic Achievements and Records:
Shawn Barber achieved notable feats in pole vaulting, setting the Canadian indoor record of 6.00 in 2016 at the Pole Vault Summit.
In July 2015, he cleared 5.93, establishing a Canadian outdoor mark.
Olympic Journey and Dual Citizenship:
Possessing dual US and Canadian citizenship, Barber secured a silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and a bronze in 2014 at Glasgow. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Barber finished in 10th place, clearing a height of 5.50m.
Legacy of a Pole Vault Legend:
“He is currently the Canadian record holder with his personal best of 6.00m and was the 2015 World Champion in the Pole Vault.
Shawn was also an Olympic finalist at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. He will be greatly missed.”Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn