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 5.77 m, achieved in Dessau on 2 March 2012.
Lewis was born in Stoke-on-Trent, and he attended Holden Lane High School. Originally a hurdler, he switched to pole vaulting. 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.
He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics and is a three-time medalist for England at the Commonwealth Games. He has participated at the World Championships in Athletics on five occasions (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015) and has been a finalist at the IAAF World Indoor Championships three times.
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.
In 2014, he won the Commonwealth title, completing a full set of Commonwealth medals.
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- Broadbent, Rick (2009-03-09). Coach spells out need for improvement. The Times. Retrieved on 2009-03-11.
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