Phelps Has Nothing On This 90 Year-Old Arkansan

The U.S.A. can hold it’s head pretty high with Michael Phelps’ racking up 20 gold medals—an all-time record—and counting at the Olympic Games in London.

Pretty darn impressive, but still not as impressive as William Bell of Arkansas who just broke the poll vaulting record for his age division with a 7 foot 2 inch vault. Bell, who set the record he recently shattered a couple of years back, also holds records for the sport in the age groups 75 to 79, 80 to 84, and 85 to 89.

Take a look:

Bell is the father of pole vaulter Earl Bell, who won a silver medal for the sport in the 1984 Olympics. The elder Bell dominates pole vaulting among 90 year-old, which pretty much goes without saying. He’s good—the best in the world— but there’s not a whole lot of competition.



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