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I am alone, some people help me, but, basically, I can do what I want.

I am alone, some people help me, but, basically, I can do what I want.

Often you need to take some risk, but it must be a realistic risk, you can't take a crazy risk. ---->>>

I began with track and field because this is what I know. ---->>>

The pole vault is a very complicated event, there are many things involved. ---->>>

You need to work very hard, you have to spend a lot of time practicing your sport - six to seven hours daily. ---->>>

I have bought pole vault equipment, the landing areas, posts, which costs a lot of money. We pay for coaches. ---->>>

My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club. ---->>>

I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career. ---->>>

The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person. ---->>>

Of course, the psychological part, the tactics, is very important. ---->>>

Sports life is very short. ---->>>

And, of course, method is very important as is a high-quality specialist (trainer) working with you to keep you going in the right direction for your improvement and to help create results. ---->>>

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart. ---->>>

I think that focusing on the money, on the business, is not enough.

I think that focusing on the money, on the business, is not enough.

I think that, generally, you need to live with your sport 24 hours a day. ---->>>

People come from around the world and can understand each other without even speaking the same languages! ---->>>

The Olympics are always a special competition, it is very difficult to predict what will happen. ---->>>

What is nice about this sport is that I am responsible for most everything. ---->>>

My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region. ---->>>

Today I have 35 people who work in the club and associated businesses. ---->>>

We started with that, basically to help kids, and then we created a pole vault school, which is part of the club and exists to this day. The club and school exist. ---->>>

I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality:
Born: 02-04, 1963
Birthplace: Voroshilovgrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
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Occupation: Athlete

Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka (Ukrainian: Сергі́й Наза́рович Бу́бка; Russian: Серге́й Наза́рович Бу́бка, Sergey Nazarovich Bubka; born 4 December 1963) is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter. He represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991. Bubka was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News, and in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame (wikipedia)