Track and Field, Pole Vault — Russia
Technique: So flawless nobody has noticed the numerous optical illusions she applies to add an extra 4 feet to her jumps
Doesn’t Matter What People Say: Is still no Svetlana Feofanova
Equipment: Signature-model Nike poles used by every young female pole-vaulter in Russia
Childhood: Trained for three hours every day by vaulting onto parents’ bed using a mop
Biggest Question: Do skimpy bikini bottoms actually help the act of pole-vaulting, or is there something else going on there?