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Global live stream pole vaulting competition to be held
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 09 - 08 - 2020

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world's leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has exciting news for sports fanatics everywhere as it announces plans to host its first ever spectacular live virtual Pole Vaulting competition, "Who is the FINEst Pole Vaulter in the world?" with world champion competitors participating from all across the globe.
The live virtual event will consist of three of the world's top pole vault champions who will be vaulting from three countries across the globe; each participant will set his own bar height and will be live streamed online as they vault. Sports fans can watch this live event on
The list of participants includes; EJ Obiena of the Philippines, Asian gold medalist and record holder and will be vaulting in Formia, Italy. Paweł Wojciechowski, who will be vaulting in his home country in Międzyzdroje, Poland, and is the current European pole-vaulting champion and previous world champion.
Finally, Matt Ludwig, US Indoor Champion and will be vaulting in his home country, the United States of America in Geneva, Ohio. Hussain Al Hizam, the Saudi Arabian pole vaulter who won gold medal at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, will be attending the competition as a guest.
Remarking on the upcoming competition, FHH CEO, James Michael Lafferty, said, "The entire world has been collectively put through the ringer this year, and though we are slowly starting to get back to a semblance of the ‘new normal,' it's still a major adjustment. I don't think people realize just how significant sporting events are in our lives and now that they're gone, we're all feeling the loss.
"This event is unlike anything ever done before; it's an elite competition with real prize money and some of the pole vaulting's most incredible athlete's — all completely live streamed to the world who will be watching as one competitor wins the title of the ‘FINEst Pole Vaulter in the World.'
"Most importantly, we believe that this event will be so much more than just entertainment. This competition will give all of these athletes, who are all going to Tokyo 2021, some chances to compete and prepare for the Olympic Games.
"It will also bring back some excitement and optimism, giving people something to look forward to and encouraging them to keep their spirits up as we continue to move through what has been an extremely difficult year."
The global competition will be organized and sponsored by Fine, and is set to take place at on Aug. 17 at 9:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time. Just like any true competition, the stakes for the live virtual event are real.
Each of the three competitors will have an equal chance to take home the first-place title and cash prize which stands at $20,000. The remaining second and third placings will also each have a cash value of $15,000 and $10,000.
Though the competition will be a virtual event, all participants and organizers involved will be taking the highest level of hygienic precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.
The competitors themselves will be wearing Fine Guard Sports Mask, the world's only hygienic face mask enhanced with the Swiss patented Livinguard technology, proven to effectively kill germs, bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus.
The sport of pole vaulting is a track and field event dating back to ancient Greece, in which an athlete uses a long and flexible pole as an aid to jump over a bar set at varying heights with the highest recorded jumps reaching up to 5-6 meters. — SG

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