The 2016 Summer Olympics are rapidly approaching, so let’s take a few minutes to get to know U.S. Olympic pole vaulter Lexi Weeks. Weeks is from Cabot, Arkansas, and she is currently a student-athlete at the University of Arkansas. Amazingly, she has an identical twin sister named Tori, who is also a pole vaulter for the Razorbacks. Weeks recently finished up an outstanding freshman year, winning the pole vault at both the NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
After the NCAA season wrapped up, the All-American turned her focus to qualifying for the Olympics. On Sunday, July 10, Weeks cleared 4.70 meters (15 ft 5 in) in the pole vault final at the U.S. Olympic Trials. This impressive performance gave Lexi third place honors and punched the 19-year-old’s ticket to Rio.
Let’s celebrate Weeks’ first Olympic appearance by taking a look at 22 of her hottest photos. Once you’re done flipping through this gallery, you’d be willing to pole vault over shark-infested waters if Lexi Weeks was on the other side.