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Shawnacy Barber

Birthdate : 27 May 1994

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : New Caney, Texas, United States

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario

Club : Project Athletics Track & Field Club

Coach : Dennis Mitchell

Event specialization : Pole vault

Professional affiliation : Nike


At the age of 21, Shawn Barber captured gold at the 2015 IAAF World Championships for what was just Canada’s fifth ever world title in athletics. It was the first gold medal won by a Canadian in anything other than a sprint event. A two-time Canadian champion, Barber had his international breakthrough at the 2012 World Junior Championships where he won pole vault bronze. He went on to make his senior world championship debut a year later and then captured bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

It was during his time in the NCAA where Barber really made a name for himself while competing for Akron University. He won back-to-back NCAA indoor pole vault titles in 2014 and 2015, adding the outdoor title in 2015, earning him consecutive school Male Athlete of the Year honours. Barber went on to win gold at Toronto 2015 with a Pan Am record vault of 5.80m

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  • 2015 World Championships gold medallist 
  • 2015 Pan Am Games gold medallist
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medal
  • 2012 World Junior Championships bronze medal 
  • Canadian Indoor and Outdoor record holder 
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Pole VaultIndoor6.00mNational Pole Vault SummitReno2016-01-15
Pole VaultOutdoor5.93mDiamond League - London (Sainsbury Games)London2015-07-25

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