Vaulter's pole breaks

Last updated 11:03 09/08/2012
Cuba's Lazaro Borges lies on the mat after snapping his pole during the men's pole vault qualifications at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Cuba's Lazaro Borges lies on the mat after snapping his pole during the men's pole vault qualifications at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Cuba's Lazaro Borges has become the first pole vaulter at the London Olympics to suffer equipment failure.

Borges was competing in the event's qualification when he suffered the scary incident of having his pole break in the middle of his take-off.

Borges finished qualification with height of 5.50 metres but has missed out on a place in the final on a countback.

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