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England Pole Vault Gold “Built on hard work” says champion, Molly Caudery

England Pole Vault Gold “Built on hard work” says champion, Molly Caudery
England Pole Vault Gold “Built on hard work” says champion, Molly Caudery

GLASGOW ARENA – Molly Caudery, the indomitable 23-year-old English pole vaulter, clinched gold at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Despite a calamitous first attempt that had the crowd gasping and giggling in equal measure.

Sports Correspondent: Jock Strapp

As the pressure mounted and nerves jangled in the electrified atmosphere of the Emirates arena. Molly Caudery approached the vault with the determination of a champion. Little did she know, fate had intervened when a misplaced scaffold pole. Courtesy of some hapless workmen tinkering on the exterior of the arena had found its way inside.

Raise the roof

With the eyes of the world upon her, Caudery’s initial attempt ended not with a triumphant leap. But with a cacophony of clanks and clangs as the rogue pole, selected in error by Caudery, collided with the hurdle and clattered loudly to the ground. To cheers and applause from the supportive audience, Caudery, unhurt in the incident, brushed off the blunder with a shrug and a smile, ready to tackle the next attempt head-on.

England Pole Vault Gold “Built on hard work” says champion, Molly Caudery

Undeterred by the comedic mishap, Molly Caudery rallied with a resilience befitting a champion. Soaring over the bar with grace and precision on her subsequent attempts. As her competitors stumbled and faltered, Caudery stood tall, her determination unwavering, her focus unbreakable.

The real gold

In a heart-pounding finale that had spectators on the edge of their seats. Caudery emerged victorious, securing a well-deserved gold medal and etching her name into the annals of sporting legend. As the cheers of the crowd echoed through the arena, Caudery stood triumphant. A testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity.

“I’m living my dream,” Caudery told the SUFFOLK GAZETTE. “I honestly can’t believe I’m a world champion in an Olympic year. To go from injury to world level was hard enough. To be a world indoor champion is astonishing to me. It’s not sunk in.”

Of the scaffold pole, a mildly embarassed Caudery said, “My uncle will be laughing at that – he’s a scaffolder!”

The happy ending

In the end, it was not the mishap of a misplaced pole that defined Molly Caudery’s journey to glory. But her unwavering determination, unyielding spirit, and sheer love for the sport. As she stood atop the podium, basking in the glow of her hard-earned victory. Caudery, looking delightful in her lycra sports kit and worker’s hard hat,  proved that even in the face of adversity. Dreams can soar to ever greater heights.

Meanwhile: Scotland team to wear sun hats for today’s scorching Euros opener

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