[Gallery] Teenage pole vaulter’s life is almost ruined after pictures go viral


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Alison Stoke put pole vault on the limelight, managing to set the bar really high as an athlete at a very young age. Her talent as an athlete was thrust into the media atmosphere because of a controversial photo. The young athlete unfortunately became the subject of criticism from the ever prying paparazzi, the media and of course public opinion from a very young age. When you carefully look at this photo though, you will realize that there is more than meets the eye.

One more athlete

The field of athletics is dominated with thousands of athletes around the world. Alisson stoke was just one of the many added to this long list back in 2007. She was an American high school student in her senior year, and was working part-time as a model. By this time, she had already made a name for herself as a pole vault star. She had already broken so many records. However, it was when she was photographed during one competition that her life was changed for good. This specific photo went viral overnight and as it took over the internet space, Allison became an even bigger star. Seemingly, everyone had noticed her.

Who is Allison Stokke?

Allison Rebecca Stokke was born back in 1989, on March 22nd to be more specific. She spent her early childhood days in California alongside her parents Cindy and Allan Stoke. She had a sibling too, an older brother called David. Ever since she was really young, Alison was greatly influenced by elite sports and what it had to offer. She loved the idea of professional competition. David, her older brother was into sports as well, being a gymnast and even competing on a national level. Thanks to her brother’s participation, Allison was also pushed to join gymnastics but soon discovered that she didn’t really enjoy this sport much. It was then that she looked for a sport that she liked more.


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