Pole vault at the World Championships in Athletics

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Pole vault
at the World Championships in Athletics
Overview
GenderMen and women
Years heldMen: 19832015
Women: 19992015
Championship record
Men6.05 m Dmitri Markov (2001)
Women5.01 m Yelena Isinbayeva (2005)
Reigning champion
Men Sam Kendricks (USA)
Women Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA)

The pole vault at the World Championships in Athletics has been contested by men since 1983 and women since 1999.

The championship records for the event are 6.05 for men, set by Dmitri Markov in 2001, and 5.01 m for women, set by Yelena Isinbayeva in 2005.

Age records[edit]

  • All information from IAAF[1]
Distinction Male Female
Athlete Age Date Athlete Age Date
Youngest champion  Sergey Bubka (URS) 19 years, 253 days 14 Aug 1983  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 23 years, 40 days 25 Aug 2003
Youngest medalist  Sergey Bubka (URS) 19 years, 253 days 14 Aug 1983  Robeilys Peinado (VEN) 19 years, 252 days 6 Aug 2001
Youngest participant  István Bagyula (HUN) 18 years, 244 days 3 Sep 1987  Vicky Parnov (AUS) 16 years, 306 days 26 Aug 2007
Oldest champion  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 33 years, 249 days 10 Aug 1997  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 31 years, 71 days 13 Aug 2013
Oldest medalist  Björn Otto (GER) 35 years, 300 days 12 Aug 2013  Jenn Suhr (USA) 31 years, 189 days 13 Aug 2013
Oldest participant  Jeff Hartwig (USA) 39 years, 339 days 30 Aug 2007  Stacy Dragila (USA) 38 years, 143 days 15 Aug 2009

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Sergey Bubka (URS)  Konstantin Volkov (URS)  Atanas Tarev (BUL)
1987 Rome
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 Sergey Bubka (URS)  Thierry Vigneron (FRA)  Radion Gataullin (URS)
1991 Tokyo
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 Sergey Bubka (URS)  István Bagyula (HUN)  Maksim Tarasov (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Sergey Bubka (UKR)  Grigoriy Yegorov (KAZ)  Maksim Tarasov (RUS)
 Igor Trandenkov (RUS)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Sergey Bubka (UKR)  Maksim Tarasov (RUS)  Jean Galfione (FRA)
1997 Athens
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 Sergey Bubka (UKR)  Maksim Tarasov (RUS)  Dean Starkey (USA)
1999 Seville
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 Maksim Tarasov (RUS)  Dmitri Markov (AUS)  Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR)
2001 Edmonton
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 Dmitri Markov (AUS)  Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR)  Nick Hysong (USA)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Giuseppe Gibilisco (ITA)  Okkert Brits (RSA)  Patrik Kristiansson (SWE)
2005 Helsinki
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 Rens Blom (NED)  Brad Walker (USA)  Pavel Gerasimov (RUS)
2007 Osaka
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 Brad Walker (USA)  Romain Mesnil (FRA)  Danny Ecker (GER)
2009 Berlin
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 Steve Hooker (AUS)  Romain Mesnil (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
2011 Daegu
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 Paweł Wojciechowski (POL)  Lázaro Borges (CUB)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
2013 Moscow
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 Raphael Holzdeppe (GER)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Björn Otto (GER)
2015 Beijing
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 Shawnacy Barber (CAN)  Raphael Holzdeppe (GER)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
 Pawel Wojciechowski (POL)
 Piotr Lisek (POL)
2017 London
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 Sam Kendricks (USA)  Piotr Lisek (POL)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
2019 Doha
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 Sam Kendricks (USA)  Armand Duplantis (SWE)  Piotr Lisek (POL)

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Period Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sergey Bubka  Ukraine (UKR) 1983–1997 6 0 0 6
2 Maksim Tarasov  Russia (RUS) 1991–1999 1 2 2 5
3 Renaud Lavillenie  France (FRA) 2009–2017 0 1 4 5
4 Piotr Lisek  Poland (POL) 2015–2019 0 1 2 3
5 Sam Kendricks  United States (USA) 2017–2019 2 0 0 2
6= Dmitri Markov  Australia (AUS) 1999–2001 1 1 0 2
6= Brad Walker  United States (USA) 2005–2007 1 1 0 2
6= Raphael Holzdeppe  Germany (GER) 2013–2015 1 1 0 2
9 Paweł Wojciechowski  Poland (POL) 2011–2015 1 0 1 2
10 Romain Mesnil  France (FRA) 2007–2009 0 2 0 2
11 Aleksandr Averbukh  Israel (ISR) 1999–2001 0 1 1 2

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1=  Soviet Union (URS) 3 1 2 6
1=  United States (USA) 3 1 2 6
3  Ukraine (UKR) 3 0 0 3
4  Australia (AUS) 2 1 0 3
5  Russia (RUS) 1 2 3 6
6  Poland (POL) 1 1 3 5
7  Germany (GER) 1 1 2 4
8=  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
8=  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
8=  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
11  France (FRA) 0 4 5 9
12=  Israel (ISR) 0 1 1 2
12=  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
14=  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
14=  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
14=  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
14=  South Africa (RSA) 0 1 0 1
18  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 0 1 1

Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1999 Seville
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 Stacy Dragila (USA)  Anzhela Balakhonova (UKR)  Tatiana Grigorieva (AUS)
2001 Edmonton
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 Stacy Dragila (USA)  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)  Monika Pyrek (POL)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)  Annika Becker (GER)  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)
2005 Helsinki
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 Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)  Monika Pyrek (POL)  Pavla Hamáčková (CZE)
2007 Osaka
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 Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)  Kateřina Baďurová (CZE)  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)
2009 Berlin
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 Anna Rogowska (POL)  Chelsea Johnson (USA)
 Monika Pyrek (POL)
none awarded
2011 Daegu
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 Fabiana Murer (BRA)  Martina Strutz (GER)  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)
2013 Moscow
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 Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)  Jenn Suhr (USA)  Yarisley Silva (CUB)
2015 Beijing
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 Yarisley Silva (CUB)  Fabiana Murer (BRA)  Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou (GRE)
2017 London
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 Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)  Sandi Morris (USA)  Robeilys Peinado (VEN)
 Yarisley Silva (CUB)
2019 Doha
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 Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA)  Sandi Morris (USA)  Katerina Stefanidi (GRE)

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Period Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia (RUS) 2003–2013 3 0 1 4
2 Svetlana Feofanova  Russia (RUS) 2001–2011 1 1 2 4
3 Yarisley Silva  Cuba (CUB) 2013–2015 1 0 2 3
4 Monika Pyrek  Poland (POL) 2001–2009 0 2 1 3
5 Stacy Dragila  United States (USA) 1999–2001 2 0 0 2
6 Fabiana Murer  Brazil (BRA) 2011–2015 1 1 0 2
7 Ekaterini Stefanidi  Greece (GRE) 2017–2019 1 0 1 2
8 Sandi Morris  United States (USA) 2017–2019 0 2 0 2

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 4 1 3 8
2  United States (USA) 2 3 0 5
3  Poland (POL) 1 2 1 4
4  Brazil (BRA) 1 1 0 2
5  Cuba (CUB) 1 0 2 3
6  Greece (GRE) 1 0 1 2
7  Germany (GER) 0 2 0 2
8  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 1 2
9  Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1
10=  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
10=  Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler 2015, pp. 41–43.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Butler, Mark (2015). IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Statistics Book. IAAF.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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