Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 9 (qualification)
July 10 (final)
Competitors 20 from 13 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
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1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's pole vault event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, July 9, 1924 on Thursday, July 10, 1924.

Twenty pole vaulters from 13 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 4.21 Norway Charles Hoff Copenhagen (DEN) July 22, 1923
Olympic Record 4.09 United States Frank Foss Antwerp (BEL) August 20, 1920

Results[edit]

The current world record holder at that time Charles Hoff did not participate in this competition due to an injured ankle.

Qualification[edit]

The qualification was held on Wednesday, July 9, 1924 and started at 2:00 p.m. All pole vaulters who were able to clear 3.66 metres qualified for the final. The jumping order and the jumping series are not available.

Group 1

Place Athlete Height Overall Rank Qual.
1  Lee Barnes (USA) 3.66 =1 Q
 James Brooker (USA) 3.66 =1 Q
 Victor Pickard (CAN) 3.66 =1 Q
4  Paul Dufauret (FRA) 3.55 =8
5  Robert Duthil (FRA) 3.40 =11
 Enrico de Freitas (BRA) 3.40 =11
7  František Fuhrherr-Nový (TCH) 3.20 =15
 James Campbell (GBR) 3.20 =15
 Argyris Karagiannis (GRE) 3.20 =15

Group 2

Place Athlete Height Overall Rank Qual.
1  Glen Graham (USA) 3.66 =1 Q
 Ralph Spearow (USA) 3.66 =1 Q
 Maurice Henrijean (BEL) 3.66 =1 Q
 Henry Petersen (DEN) 3.66 =1 Q
5  Maurice Vautier (FRA) 3.55 =8
 Irving Francis (CAN) 3.55 =8
7  Marcel Muzard (FRA) 3.40 =11
 Harry de Keijser (NED) 3.40 =11
9  Yrjö Helander (FIN) 3.20 =15
 Valter Ever (EST) 3.20 =15
 Stefan Adamczak (POL) 3.20 =15

Final[edit]

The final was held on Thursday, July 10, 1924 and started at 2:30 p.m. The jumping order and the jumping series are not available.

Barnes won the gold medal in a jump-off beating Graham and Brooker won the bronze medal in a jump-off beating Petersen.

Place Athlete Final Height
1  Lee Barnes (USA) 3.95
2  Glen Graham (USA) 3.95
3  James Brooker (USA) 3.90
4  Henry Petersen (DEN) 3.90
5  Victor Pickard (CAN) 3.80
6  Ralph Spearow (USA) 3.70
(7)  Maurice Henrijean (BEL) NM

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