A pole vaulter has won gold at the Olympics after beating off stiff competition from at least 4 or 5 other pole vaulters who were mental enough to take up the sport.
Armand Duplantis from Sweden, secured his dramatic gold by beating every other athlete in the world at vaulting really high over a horizontal stick with a massive bendy pole.
A spokesperson for the Olympics revealed, “Yeah we’re not sure why they do it be honest, it’s kinda stupid.
“But fair play to the lad, he’s got the gold and beaten off every other pole vaulter in the whole world, which is about 5 people I think, maybe 6.
“To be the best in the world at running really fast holding a big long bendy pole, and somehow using it to get over a really high marker is quite some achievement.
“We are sure it will inspire up to a dozen people around the world to pick up a massive pole and have a go at the sport themselves.
“And two or three of those people, who don’t go on to break their spine learning how to do it, may go on to win a gold themselves one day.”
Asked if he’s ever been tempted to have a go a pole vaulting himself he told us, “Are you mental? Seriously? Why would I do that?”