Then on 22 January 1989 – 32 years ago today – an unofficial ‘club’ of six-metre vaulters was formed when Rodion Gataullin became the second person to scale the height. Vigneron took the record back in 1981 – leaping 5.80/19-¼ to top the 19-meter barrier – but only owned it for six days before Russia’s Vladimir Polyakov reached the record books with a leap of 5.81/19-¾. Berlin 2009", "Progression of IAAF World Records — 2015 edition", North, Central American and Caribbean U23, North, Central American and Caribbean U20, North, Central American and Caribbean Youth, Central American Junior and Youth Championships, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Men%27s_pole_vault_world_record_progression&oldid=1001337144, Men's world athletics record progressions, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 07:03. Bubka broke the world record for men's pole vault 35 times during his career. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) began recognizing a women’s pole vaulting world record in 1992, when China’s Sun Caiyun cleared 4.05 meters (13 feet, 3¼ inches). Mondo Duplantis, the pole vault world-record holder, will embark on another unprecedented flight this week for a track and field meet. The contest, devised by the three pole vaulters, was a race to see who could produce the most 5.00m vaults within a 30-minute period, all from the comfort and safety of their own back gardens. The latter mark stood for one month shy of 15 years. He improved the mark twice more that year before facing off with Vigneron at a meet in Rome on Aug. 31. One year earlier, however, Bubka – now competing for Ukraine in the post-Soviet era – had cleared 6.15/20-2 indoors at Donetsk. The first world record in the women's pole vault was recognised by the International … Pole vault legend Sergey Bubka was the first to achieve the feat, topping 6.00m exactly on 13 July 1985. East Germany’s Wolfgang Nordwig became the world record-holder in 1970, breaking the mark twice, then Greece’s Christos Papanikolou topped the 18-foot barrier and set a new mark of 5.49/18-0 in October of that year. Vigneron briefly led the meet with a world-record leap of 5.91/19-4½. On May 26, 1984, Sergey Bubka of Ukraine – then competing for the Soviet Union – leaped 5.85/19-2¼ to begin his reign on top of the men’s pole vault lists. The introduction in the early 1950s of flexible vaulting poles made from composites such as fiberglass or carbon fiber allowed vaulters to achieve greater height. ROME — Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis broke Sergey Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor world record on Thursday. Since 2000, World Athletics makes no distinction between indoor and outdoor settings when establishing pole vault world records. Lavillenie’s world pole vault lead was improved a short while later as KC Lightfoot cleared a 5.94m US collegiate indoor record at the Corky Classic meet. He set his first official world mark by clearing 4.60/15-1 in 1940, then raised the mark twice more, reaching 4.77/15-7¾ in 1942. Championship records. American Sabin Carr leaped 4.27/14-0 in 1927 to break the 14-foot barrier and begin the United States’ 35-year hold on the world record. The first world record in the men's pole vault was recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912.. As of June 21, 2009, 71 world records have been ratified by the IAAF (now World Athletics) in the event. Lavillenie was vaulting from his home in Clermont-Ferrand, Kendricks was competing from his back garden in Oxford, Mississippi, and Duplantis was taking part from his base in Lafayette, Louisiana. Foss had been credited with a clearance of 4.05/13-3½ the previous year, but the feat wasn’t recognized by the IAAF for record purposes. Bill Sefton and Earle Meadows then lifted the mark above 4.5 meters, to 4.54/14-10¾, at the same Los Angeles meet in 1937. The record remained on the books until 1995, when the sport’s increasing acceptance led to a steady improvement in the quality of women’s vaulting. This new rule was not applied retroactively. Sweden's Armand Duplantis set a new outdoor pole vault world record, at 6.15 metres, at the Diamond League event in Rome. The mark was broken four more times that year, twice by France’s Thierry Vigneron, once by another Frenchman, Phillippe Houvion, and then by Kozakiewicz again, who finished the year as the world record-holder after clearing 5.78/18-11½ at the Moscow Olympics. ROME — Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis broke Sergey Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor world record on Thursday. Because of IAAF rules at the time, the higher leap is accepted as the indoor world mark, while the 6.14-meter leap is considered the overall world record. The following year, Seagren leapfrogged Pennel with a jump of 5.36/17-7, but the mark survived for just 13 days before 19-year-old Paul Wilson cleared 5.38/17-7¾ at the U.S. Championships. Bubka’s name has been in the record books ever since. p = pending ratification. [1], A = mark set at altitude American Sabin Carr leaped 4.27/14-0 in 1927 to break the 14-foot barrier and begin the United States’ 35-year hold on the world record. This time he enjoyed the record for nine months before old nemesis Pennel topped 5.44/17-10 in 1969. Dmitri Markov 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in) (2001) Women. Over the next nine years, Americans Lee Barnes, William Garber, Keith Brown and George Varoff all inched the pole vault record upward, reaching 4.43/14-6¼ in 1936. Duplantis also holds the official pole vault world record of … On July 31, 1994 – jumping at altitude in Sestriere, Italy – Bubka set his final world record by clearing 6.14/20-1¾. In June of 1962, Finland’s Pentti Nikula briefly took the record away from the United States when he cleared 4.94/16-2½. i = mark set indoors She holds the world indoor pole vault record at 5.03 m (16 ft 6 in). In April he became the first vaulter to hit the 5-meter mark, then he improved the record to 5.08/16-8 in June. Seagren’s fourth world mark survived until 1975, when fellow American David Roberts topped 5.65/18-6½. Undeterred, Seagren set his third world record in 1968, clearing 5.41/17-9 at altitude in California. It took almost two years before the record fell again. Yelena Isinbayeva 5.01 m (16 ft 5 in) (2005) Pole vaulting, also known as pole jumping, is a track and field event in which an athlete uses a long and flexible pole, usually made from fiberglass or carbon fiber, as an aid to jump over a bar. In 1966 American Bob Seagren gained his first world mark by clearing 5.32/17-5½. The pole vault record is the most frequently broken word mark in men’s track and field history. The first world record in the men's pole vault was recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912. Just more than two months later, however, Pennel took the record back with a leap of 5.34/17-6¼. He hit the 6-meter (19-8¼) mark in 1985, reached 6.05/19-10 in 1988 and 6.10/20-0 in 1991, topping 20 feet for the first time. The 22-year-old pole vault prodigy soared to the world record at the Paris International Track and Field Meet, shattering his previous mark of 5.94m, set in Rome in August 1984. The following year was quiet, then four new marks were set in 1972. Pennel set his second mark after borrowing a pole from American Fred Hansen. Cornelius Warmerdam was the first man to clear 15 feet – the initial clearance apparently occurred in 1940, although it wasn’t recognized as a world record. The men's pole vault world record had only been beaten once in the last quarter-century, until 20-year-old Swede Armand Duplantis set new marks twice in a week. As of 2014 the IAAF has ratified 71 world records in the event, although they were set by just 33 different vaulters. George Davies broke the record in 1961 with a fiberglass pole, then John Uelses – who topped the 16-foot mark – and Dave Tork both erased the record within a month of each other in 1962. His effort is one of the longest-lived men’s pole vault records, surviving until 1920, when American Frank Foss won the Olympic gold medal by clearing 4.09/13-5. Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis broke Sergey Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor world record on Thursday. The numbered occurrence of the athlete breaking the world record, in other words "#7" would indicate the 7th time the athlete broke the world record. Bubka lost his outdoor world record only once in his illustrious career. Earl Bell and then Roberts set new marks in 1976, with Roberts peaking at 5.70/18-8¼. Mondo Duplantis breaks pole vault world record By OlympicTalk Feb 8, 2020, 11:59 PM EST Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, a 20-year-old Swede raised in Louisiana, broke a six-year-old record in the pole vault at an indoor meet on Saturday. She has been an Olympic and World champion, has been ranked #1 in the World, has been the #1 American pole vaulter since 2006, and has won a total of 17 US National Championships (7 Indoor, 10 Outdoor). Robert Gutowski finally edged Warmerdam out of the record books by clearing 4.78/15-8 in 1957, the first record set with a metal pole. Brian Sternberg returned the pole vault mark to the U.S. in 1963. Duplantis, the … Men. France’s Pierre Quinon broke Polyakov’s mark in 1983 but Vigneron took it for the fourth time four days later after topping 5.83/19-1½. [1], As of June 21, 2009, 71 world records have been ratified by the IAAF (now World Athletics) in the event. Don Bragg’s leap of 4.80/15-9 in 1960 marked the beginning of a 5-year period in which the pole vault mark changed hands 11 times. Armand Duplantis broke the world pole vault record on Saturday for the second time in eight days. Thirty-five years ago today, Sergey Bubka defied the odds, and gravity, becoming the first pole vaulter ever to clear six metres. Fellow American John Pennel drove the record higher in August, breaking it twice and topping out at 5.20/17-¾, becoming the first to clear 17 feet. But his fifth world mark was also his briefest. In his career, Bubka broke the outdoor pole vault mark 17 times and the indoor record on 18 occasions. 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