Holly vaulting ambition

Ever fancied having a go at the pole vault?

In this video, Olympic medal hopeful Holly Bleasdale and her coach Julien Raffalli show and discuss the technique required.

Chorley-based athlete Bleasdale, 20, who now lives in Abram, is in Team GB for the London Olympics, and bookies have her at 6/4 to win a medal.

Last month in the Olympics trials in Birmingham, she jumped 4.71m to break the British outdoor pole vault record.

Bleasdale only took up the pole vault in recent years, having previously been a sprinter.