HMMR Podcast Episode 180: Flying high (with Herbert Czingon)

Pole vault is one of the world’s most dynamic sports, requiring elite levels of sprinting, jumping, and gymnastics from athletes. Herbert Czingon has been coaching the event for decades as both German national coach and now Switzerland. He joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about how his approach to planning for the complex event has changed over the years to better identify the individual needs of athletes, plus a discussion on the unique demands the sport requires from athletes.

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Notes and quotes

Herbert Czingon is a well-recognized pole vault coach world wide. Coaching for more than 40 years now we worked with a huge number of international level athletes, including current Swiss champion and current European U23 champion Angelica Moser. He currently works as national pole vault coach and head coach of field events in Switzerland. Previously he was also Germany’s national pole vault coach, as well as head of coach education and head coach of field events.

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: