David Volz

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    David Volz
    Personal information
    Born (1962-05-02) May 2, 1962 (age 60)
    Medal record
    Men’s Athletics
    Representing the  United States
    Bronze medal – third place 1985 Kobe Pole Vault

    David Volz (born May 2, 1962) is a retired American pole vaulter, who finished fifth at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In addition, he won a bronze medal at the 1985 Summer Universiade. With 5.75 meters in 1982, Volz and Jean-Michel Bellot shared the number one spot on the top performers list that year.

    His name is memorialized for creating a technique, now illegal, of steadying or even replacing the bar while still in mid-air to prevent it from falling off, known as "Volzing".[1]

    He now resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is vice president of Cook, Inc. He is married to Marci Endris Volz, who teaches at Bloomington High School South. His three sons, Drake, Drew, and Deakin all pole vaulted for Bloomington High School South.


    Sporting positions
    Preceded by Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
    alongside Jean-Michel Bellot (FRA)

    Succeeded by