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Jenn Suhr injured in pole vaulting accident

Churchville, NY -  Olympic gold medalist, Jenn Suhr, is recovering from injuries after a pole vaulting accident.

Suhr's husband said she was practicing at a facility in Churchville when the pole snapped.

Suhr's husband and coach, Rick Suhr, sent a video of the accident to 13 WHAM.

The Churchville native injured her ribs, wrist, hand and neck.

Rick said this type of injury is common and shows how dangerous pole vaulting can be.

 Jenn Suhr was treated at Strong Memorial Hospital and is recovering at home.

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