New girl on the 2012 scene, Holly Bleasdale, is set to be the future of British athletics well beyond the 2012 Olympic Games.
Having only tried pole vault three years ago after some taster sessions with her coach, the young star looks set to be in medal contention at her home Games this summer.
Her breakthrough really came in June 2010, when she broke the British Junior pole vault record with a vault of 4.35m- proving to everyone that she was one to watch for 2012.
In the same year, the athlete also won bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championships and has not looked back since.
The 2011 season was a promising one for Bleasdale, as she broke the British record and won the European U23 title.
The beginning of 2012 has shown encouraging signs for Bleasdale, who has secured her place at the World Indoor Championships in March. She cleared 4.87m in January, putting her third on the all-time indoor list, behind only Russian Yelena Isinbayeva and Jennifer Suhr of the USA.
With success like this in such a short period of time, Bleasdale has highlighted that 2012 will bring shocks and surprises when it comes to the athletes on the podium this summer.