Steven Lewis

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Steven Lewis
Steven Lewis 2012 JumpandFly.JPG
Personal information
Born (1986-05-20) 20 May 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
Country  United Kingdom
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole Vault
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Steven ("Steve") James Lewis (born 20 May 1986) is an English pole vaulter. His personal best jump of 5.82 metres, set in July 2012, is the British record for the event.[1] Indoors his best is 5.75 m, achieved in Manchester on 17 January 2009.

He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is a two-time medalist for England at the Commonwealth Games. He has participated at the World Championships in Athletics on three occasions (2007, 2009, 2011) and has twice been a finalist at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Lewis was born in Stoke-on-Trent, and he attended Holden Lane High School.[2] Lewis finished in fourth place at the 2009 European Indoor Championships with jump of 5.71 m, which resulted in British head coach Charles van Commenee praising his development.[3][4]

Lewis achieved a personal best and broke the British record of 5.80 m set by Nick Buckfield in 1998, with a vault of 5.82 m at the 2012 Janusz Kusociński Memorial in Szcecin, Poland.[5] He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing in fifth place with a vault of 5.75 m, becoming Britain's most successful men's pole vault Olympian.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 3rd 5.05 m
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 9th 5.00 m
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 5th 5.10 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd 5.50 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 15th (q) 5.55 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan NM
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China NM
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 4th 5.71 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th 5.65 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 6th 5.45 m
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 2nd 5.60 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th 5.65 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 5th 5.70 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 5th 5.75 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 5.71 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia NM

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