Renaud Lavillenie to announce shock retirement?

Pole vault world record-holder created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Lavillenie fans. Speculation had been rife that Pole vault world record-holder is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 37, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 16/06/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an athlete isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an athlete just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouRenaud

For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouRenaud was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Renaud Lavillenie was unlike any other athlete we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRenaud”
— @universalObserver, 15 Jun 2024
“Didn't Renaud Lavillenie retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 15 Jun 2024

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