Dick Fosbury and Simplot Games are thrilled to have Olympic Gold Medalist, Steve Hooker, as the 2016 Breakfast Speaker. The Aussie pole vault sensation is the first Australian man to ever hold both the Olympic and world titles concurrently.
One of the stars of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Hooker became the first Australian field athlete to win Olympic gold in 60 years, the first Australian male track or field gold medalist since 1968 and the first Australian athletics Olympic champion since Cathy Freeman in 2000.
Hooker’s win in Beijing was also the first for an Australian in that event. In dramatic circumstances, Hooker twice cleared clutch jumps on his third attempt in the final, before clinching the gold medal with yet another third attempt clearance at 5.90m (19.36 feet). With the gold medal secured he went on to break the Olympic record with another third and final attempt heart-stopper at 5.96m (19.55 feet).
His topic will be “Steve Hooker – Raising the Bar.” You will not want to miss this! Purchase your tickets early for Breakfast for Fosbury and Friends. The event is Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel (1555 Pocatello Creek Road) in Pocatello, ID. Tickets are $20 each or $190 for a table of 10. Tax not included. For tickets call (208) 235-5604 or purchase online at Simplot Games store. Tickets will be available January 1, 2016.
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