Timely jump gives Steve Hooker a much-needed confidence boost ahead of London Olympics


Pole vaulter Steve Hooker has replaced a severe case of the yips with the belief that anything is possible if he can make the Olympic final in London.

Hooker yesterday labelled his recent 5.72m jump in Poland as his best in several years, and is buoyed that his competition form finally married with his progress in practice.

He knows it will probably take a jump of 5.65m to make the final in London, and with at least four jumpers consistently approaching 6m, he needs to step up again.

But if Hooker never lost faith, it is at least vindication that he is on track for London.

Read the full story at the Herald Sun


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