British Pole Vaulter Sue Yeomans is reaching new heights breaking records at British, European and World Championships despite battling battling cancer and making comebacks following major surgery
Podcast length: 32′ 54″
THE BOLDER WOMAN TELLS THE STORIES OF WOMEN OVER 50 FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE COMPETITIVE IN A VARIETY OF SPORTS
Our guest is Sue Yeomans, who, at the age of 66, is a British track and field athlete with multiple world championship titles in the pole vault event where she has been world champion in her age group no fewer than nine times. Sue holds 13 European championship titles and 22 national British titles. She‘s made 27 British records in the pole vault, 11 European records and she has also been placed in gold medal positions and been proclaimed world champion in both the long jump and triple jump. In August, 2018, Sue won the the world championships in Malaga in her age group, 65-69 years old, after a tough year of health issues. Just ten weeks following major surgery in 2016 Sue won the gold medal at the World Championships in Perth, Australia where she was competing in the 60-64 year old age group.
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