20 May 1986 |
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|Updated on 7 August 2014.|
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
- Jackowski, Pawel (2012-07-22). Wlodarczyk and Alekna underscore London medal aspirations in Szczecin. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-22.
- Van Commenee rues missed targets. BBC Sport (2009-03-08). Retrieved on 2009-03-11.
- Broadbent, Rick (2009-03-09). Coach spells out need for improvement. The Times. Retrieved on 2009-03-11.
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