Rotherham pole vaulter Adam Hague selected for the Commonwealth Games

Rotherham pole vaulter Adam Hague selected for the Commonwealth Games

By David Beddows | 24/06/2022

Rotherham pole vaulter Adam Hague selected for the Commonwealth Games

POLE Vaulter Adam Hague has booked a ticket to his second Commonwealth Games  — and would love to crown his appearance with a medal.

The 24-year-old athlete earned a place in the England team after twice hitting the qualifying mark in recent weeks.

Adam cleared 5.45m in Loughborough and then 5.55m in Manchester to book a ticket to the event in Birmingham, starting on July 28.

“It means a lot to me, it's amazing,” said Adam.

“I have had a bit of a tough time and last year was one of my hardest. Results weren’t good and I had a couple of injuries so to be finally past that and be jumping well again and getting picked for this is really good.”

Adam lives in Kimberworth and competes for City of Sheffield and Dearne AC.

He also holds down a job as a delivery drive for Evri and with his employer's support he wants to put in the preparation to peak at the right time come late July.

He added: “I will be going for a medal, that's always in my head, to try my best and get on that podium.

“I'm a very different jumper to four years ago and I believe I can go higher now.

“I did my recent jumps off shorts runs so if I go off my longer approach then bigger heights will come with it.

“I want to see which teams are going from different countries and then we'll be able to piece together what the start list at the Games will look like.”