26 Jan 2009

Olympic pole vault gold medalist to face biggest rival

4:55 pm on 26 January 2009

The Olympic pole vault gold medallist Steve Hooker will get an early chance to put one over the man who pipped him for the world No.1 ranking in 2008.

Beijing runner-up Yevgeniy Lukyanenko from Russia has been lured to Australia to compete in the annual grand prix meets in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Sydney Track Classic is in late February, followed by the World Athletics Tour meet in Melbourne in March.