2008 Beijing Steve Hooker had joined the 6m Pole Vault club in January 2008 in Perth... so he went into the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing with good credentials.. but still needed to best the Worlds creme of vaulters!
What a Vault to see Steve Hooker sail to Gold and an Olympic Record 5.65m Doing so broke the Male Track and Field drought of 40 years.
Silver Jaren Tallent 50k Walk 3.39.24
Sally McLennan 100m Hurdle 12.64
Jaren Tallent 20k walk 1.19.42