Former World Pole Vault Champion Shawn Barber passes away at 29
Posted : 19 January 2024
Former world pole vault champion Shawn Barber, 29, has passed away at his Texas home due to medical complications.
Barber, who held dual Canadian-American citizenship, achieved success by winning gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and setting a Canadian record with his best jump of 6.00 meters in January 2016.
His agent, Paul Doyle, expressed the tragedy of losing such a good-hearted person at a young age, and the athletics community mourns the loss of a talented and cheerful pole vaulter.