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Katerina Stefanidi

About Katerina Stefanidi

Greek pole vaulter who won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. She also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and placed first at the 2017 World Outdoor, 2018 European Outdoor, 2017 European Indoor, and 2017 Diamond League.

Early life

She won the National High School Championships and won gold at the 2006 Gymnasiade.


She earned a master s degree in cognitive psychology from Arizona State University.

Family of Katerina Stefanidi

Her parents are Zoi and George Stefanidi. She married athlete Mitchell Krier in 2015. 

Close associates of Katerina Stefanidi

She competed against Fabiana Murer at the Diamond League final in 2014.

Jenn Suhr

About Jenn Suhr

Pole vaulter who won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and also took home silver at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She was honored as American Female Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News in 2008.

Early life

She won her first gold medal at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships.


She set a world record for pole vault height in indoor competition with a 5.02 meter jump.

Family of Jenn Suhr

Her parents names are Mark and Sue Stuczynski. She married Rick Suhr in 2010.

Close associates of Jenn Suhr

She and Alejandra Garcia both became Olympic gold medal winners in pole vault competition.

Allison Stokke

About Allison Stokke

Pole vaulter who rose to internet fame after a photo of her at a track meet at the age of 17 went viral in 2007. Since she has gained a massive social following on Instagram and Twitter.

Early life

She won a California state championship at only 15 at Newport Harbor High School.


She was recruited for pole-vaulting at UC Berkeley and finished her masters there in 2013.

Family of Allison Stokke

She grew up in Newport Beach with her father, mother Cindy, and her brother Matt.

Close associates of Allison Stokke

She is a famous track and field athlete, much like Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Eliza McCartney

About Eliza McCartney

Pole vaulter who has held New Zealand, Oceanian and outdoor world junior records during her illustrious career. She represented New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she took home a bronze medal. 

Early life

She attended Takapuna Grammar School and participated in a wide variety of sports, including netball, basketball and squash. 


At 19 years and 252 days old, she became the youngest-ever Olympic medalist in the women s pole vault. 

Family of Eliza McCartney

Her father William was a high jumper and her mother Donna was a gymnast. She has two younger brothers. 

Close associates of Eliza McCartney

She was netball teammates with singer Lorde at Takapuna Grammar School. 

Alejandra García

About Alejandra García

Pole vaulter who competed in her first Olympics in 2000 and won gold in the women s pole vault at the 1999 Pan American Games.

Early life

She won silver in the high jump at the 1990 South American Junior Championships.


She won gold in her second South American Championships in 1995 in the women s pole vault.

Family of Alejandra García

She grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Close associates of Alejandra García

She competed in the women s pole vault at the 2008 Olympics, which was won by Russia s Yelena Isinbayeva.

Hootie Hurley

About Hootie Hurley

American track and field athlete, also known as Harrison, who brought his pole vaulting skills to Oklahoma State University. He earned All-Big 12 honors in 2018 after competing at the Big 12 Championships.

Early life

He won 2 team state champion track titles at Fayetteville High School.


He s popular on the app TikTok where he posts lip-sync and comedy videos for 1.1 million fans.

Family of Hootie Hurley

His mother Kristy was a cheerleader for the University of Arkansas and his father s name is Edward. He has brothers named Sam and Turner. He dated YouTuber Vanessa Merrell.

Close associates of Hootie Hurley

Country singer Garth Brooks was also a successful track athlete at Oklahoma State.