Jennifer “Jenn” Suhr is the current Olympic and World champion pole vaulter. The 34-year-old American athlete won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. Prior to the Olympics, Suhr played many sports in high school. In addition to track and field, she also played basketball, soccer, and softball. She won the New York State pentathlon title in 2000 during her senior year.
At Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, the 6-foot-tall Suhr narrowed it down to basketball and track and field. She was the school’s all-time leading scorer in hoops with 1,819 points. It was there that she met her coach Rick Suhr, who she married in 2010. Watch Jenn Suhr go for her second Olympic gold medal during the 2016 Summer Olympics Primetime coverage on NBC, Friday, August 19 beginning at 8pm.