National Athletics championships 2021: Kurtis Marschall, pole vault, Tokyo Olympics, Australian track-and-field team

Kurtis Marschall flopped at last weekend’s national championships, but the ripped Aussie Olympian believes there’s no cause for concern.

Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall was touted as the favourite leading into last weekend’s national athletics championships, but instead, the Olympian flopped.

The 23-year-old was unable to clear 5.50m on three attempts, failing to record a height at Sydney Olympic Park.

Comparatively, he successfully cleared 5.75m at the Sydney Track Classic in March, while his personal best is 5.81m.

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Instead of blaming weather or bad technique for Sunday’s failure, Marschall claimed he was simply too fit and…



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