Picture of the Day: Pole Vaulting Gone Awry

What Are The Chances

You wouldn’t think that pole vaulting would be one of the dangerous athletic events in sports, but this picture reveals one its few risks (the other being the pole getting caught in your crotch – ow!).  It appears this this lady either had an extra flexible pole and over-launched her landing pad or couldn’t hack it and fell short of leaping over the bar.   Either way, falling from as high as six meters onto your back/noggin’ has to be painful.  Almost as painful as the horrifying image that we’re left with of this person’s taint and pasty white thighs.

If only this had been Allison Stokke it’d be a prettier image, but we hope this girl is okay anyway.