The Courier-Mail

Pole vault return

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POLE vault world recordhold­er Renaud Lavillenie will make his 2015 Diamond League debut today in Eugene, Oregon, as he returns from a bruised shoulder.

The Frenchman, who won Olympic gold in 2012, opted out of the season-opening Diamond League meeting this month in Doha, and will be eager to resume an outdoor campaign pointed at the World Championsh­ips in Beijing in August.

American record-holder Tyson Gay, who is trying to revive his career, headlines the men’s 100m field that also features Oregon native Ryan Bailey.

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