Allison Stokke Is the Most Popular Pole Vaulter in the World, and I Wish That Weren’t So Depressing
Meet Allison Stokke. She’s an American track-and-field athlete, 27 years old, a California native. In 2007, she was one of the country’s top high school pole vaulters. In college, she competed for the University of California–Berkeley, where she also studied sociology.Slate is mad that someone with less than world class ability is making a good living at it? Show some self awareness, Katy.
Stokke didn’t make it to the 2012 Olympics in London, failing to clear the opening height at the Olympic Trials. This year, she missed her chance even to qualify for the Olympic Trials, falling about a foot short of the minimum standard. Stokke is currently ranked No. 168 in the world, according to the website All Athletics. She has 169,000 followers on Instagram. . .
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