Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 21 (qualification)
July 22 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Sweden
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
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400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
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steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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Marathon men
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the men's pole vault event at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. The final was held on Tuesday July 22, 1952.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record United States Cornelius Warmerdam (USA) 4.77 m Modesto, United States 23 May 1942
Olympic record  Earle Meadows (USA) 4.35 m Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
22 July Final  Bob Richards (USA) 4.55 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification Criteria: Qualifying Performance 4.00 m advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Best height Notes
1 A Petro Denysenko Soviet Union 4.00
1 A Tamás Homonnay Hungary 4.00
1 B Erkki Kataja Finland 4.00
1 B Ragnar Lundberg Sweden 4.00
1 B Jukka Piironen Finland 4.00
6 A Zeno Dragomir Romania 4.00
6 B Don Laz United States 4.00
6 B Lennart Lind Sweden 4.00
6 B George Mattos United States 4.00
6 B Bob Richards United States 4.00
11 A Rigas Efstathiadis Greece 4.00
11 B Erling Kaas Norway 4.00
13 B Valto Olenius Finland 4.00
14 B Viktor Knyazev Soviet Union 4.00
15 A Volodymyr Brazhnyk Soviet Union 4.00
16 A Theodosios Balafas Greece 4.00
16 A Torfy Bryngeirsson Iceland 4.00
18 B Bunkichi Sawada Japan 4.00
19 B Milan Milakov Yugoslavia 4.00
20 A Walter Hofstetter Switzerland 3.90
21 B Ronald Miller Canada 3.90
22 A Tim Anderson Great Britain 3.80
22 A Geoff Elliott Great Britain 3.80
22 B Zenon Ważny Poland 3.80
25 A Hélcio da Silva Brazil 3.60
26 A Gamal El-Din El-Sherbini Egypt 3.60
B Georgios Roubanis Greece NM
B José Vicente Puerto Rico NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 19.

Rank Athlete Nationality 3.60 3.80 3.95 4.10 4.20 4.30 4.40 4.50 4.55 4.60 Result
1st Bob Richards United States o o o o o xo xxo xxx 4.55 OR
2nd Don Laz United States o o o o o xo xxx 4.50
3rd Ragnar Lundberg Sweden o o xo o xxx 4.40
4 Petro Denysenko Soviet Union o o xo o o xxx 4.40
5 Valto Olenius Finland o xo xo xxx 4.30
6 Bunkichi Sawada Japan o xxo o o xxx 4.20
7 Volodymyr Brazhnyk Soviet Union o o o xo xxx 4.20
8 Viktor Knyazev Soviet Union o o xo xo xxx 4.20
9 George Mattos United States o xo xxo xxx 4.20
10 Erkki Kataja Finland o o xxx 4.10
11 Tamás Homonnay Sweden o o o xxx 4.10
11 Lennart Lind Hungary o O o xxx 4.10
13 Milan Milakov Yugoslavia o xo xo xxx 4.10
14 Rigas Efstathiadis Greece o o xxx 3.95
14 Torfy Bryngeirsson Iceland o o xxx 3.95
16 Erling Kaas Norway o xxx 3.80
17 Theodosios Balafas Greece o o xxx 3.80
18 Jukka Piironen Finland xo xx 3.80
18 Zeno Dragomir Romania xo xx 3.80

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