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Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

Allison Rebecca Stokke (born March 22, 1989) is an American track and field athlete and fitness model.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

She broke a number of American records for high school pole vaulting.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

At the age of seventeen, images of her were widely shared on the internet resulting in her becoming an internet phenomenon.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

Her unsought sex symbol status was covered nationally and internationally and informed debate on the sexualization of sportswomen and of young people via the internet.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

Stokke continued to pole vault, attending University of California, Berkeley and competing for their California Golden Bears collegiate track team.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

She competed at two NCAA Division I Championships, achieving All-American honours at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships, and earned regional level all-academic honours through her combined athletic and academic performances.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

She attempted to make the American Olympic team at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials but failed to record a height. She continued vaulting at national level meetings up to 2017.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

After college, she became a professional vaulter and sports model for Nike and Athleta, among others.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

Born to Allan and Cindy Stokke in Newport Beach, California, Stokke grew up in a sporting family – her older brother David was a national level youth gymnast.

Photos – The Allison Stokke Story

After trying gymnastics, she took up pole vaulting while attending Newport Harbor High School and soon became one of the country’s best young vaulters.

Picture courtesy – Allison Stokke  (Instagram)

 

 

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