Shawnacy Barber

Shawnacy Barber
Shawnacy Barber (cropped) Beijing 2015.jpg
Shawnacy Barber during 2015 World Championships.
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 27)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
College teamUniversity of Akron[1]
Turned pro2015
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Outdoor 5.93 m (2015) NR
Indoor 6.00 m (2016) NR
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Shawnacy Campbell "Shawn" Barber (born 27 May 1994) is a Canadian track and field athlete specialising in the pole vault. He is the former world champion in pole vault having won the event with a height of 5.90 m at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing.[2] Barber also became a Pan American Games champion in winning the 2015 edition of the Games with a height of 5.80 m. Barber won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well.

His outdoor personal best jump of 5.93 metres was made on July 25, 2015, it is the current national record.[3] His indoor personal best is 6.00 metres from 2016 (Canadian Indoor Record). Barber is tied for the Pan Am record together with Lázaro Borges. He also holds the NCAA Collegiate Indoor Record at 5.91m.

  1. ^ "Kazan 2013 profile". Archived from the original on 2013-09-17.
  2. ^ Shawnacy Barber at World Athletics
  3. ^ "Pan Am gold medalist Shawn Barber betters his Canadian pole vault record". Vancouver Sun. July 25, 2015.[permanent dead link]