Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault
|Men's pole vault
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Charles Dvorak in action on the way to his gold medal.
|Competitors||7 from 2 nations|
|Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2590 m steeplechase||men|
|4 mile team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
|56 pound weight throw||men|
The men's pole vault was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. Seven pole vaulters from two nations participated. The competition was held on Saturday, September 3, 1904.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||3.69(*)||Fernand Gonder||Paris (FRA)||June 26, 1904|
|Olympic Record||3.30||William Hoyt||Athens (GRE)||April 10, 1896 (NS)|
|3.30||Irving Baxter||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1900|
Charles Dvorak set a new Olympic record of 3.50 metres. All 5 of the vaulters whose results are known bested the previous Olympic record.
|1||Charles Dvorak (USA)||3.50 OR|
|2||LeRoy Samse (USA)||3.35|
|3||Louis Wilkins (USA)||3.35|
|4||Ward McLanahan (USA)||3.35|
|5||Claude Allen (USA)||3.35|
|6||Walter Dray (USA)|
|7||Paul Weinstein (GER)|
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 14 December 2006. (Polish)