Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Montréal
Dates 24 & 26 July
Competitors 27 from 13 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1972 1980»
Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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The men's pole vault competition featured as part of the athletics programme at the 1976 Summer Olympics and was held at the Olympic Stadium in Montréal on 24 and 26 July.

All three medallists tied the Olympic record mark of 5.55 metres. Tadeusz Ślusarski of Poland and Antti Kalliomäki of Finland both reached that height with no fouls recorded. The two entered a tie-breaker vault and Ślusarski was declared the winner. American Dave Roberts took the bronze medal.[1]


Date Round
Saturday, 24 July 1976 Qualification
Monday, 26 July 1976 Finals


Rank Group Name Nationality Result Notes[2]
1= A Antti Kalliomäki Finland 5.10 (o) Q
1= B Patrick Abada France 5.10 (o) Q
1= B François Tracanelli France 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Günther Lohre West Germany 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Wojciech Buciarski Poland 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Władysław Kozakiewicz Poland 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Kjell Isaksson Sweden 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Yuriy Prokhorenko Soviet Union 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Earl Bell United States 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Terry Porter United States 5.10 (o) Q
1= A Dave Roberts United States 5.10 (o) Q
1= B Bruce Simpson Canada 5.10 (o) Q
1= B Roberto Moré Cuba 5.10 (o) Q
1= B Tapani Haapakoski Finland 5.10 (o) Q
1= B Itsuo Takanezawa Japan 5.10 (o) Q
16= A Tadeusz Ślusarski Poland 5.10 (xo) Q
16= A Vladimir Kishkun Soviet Union 5.10 (xo) Q
18 B Brian Hooper Great Britain 5.10 (xo) Q
19= A Don Baird Australia 5.10 (xxo) Q
19= A Jean-Michel Bellot France 5.10 (xxo) Q
21 B Ray Boyd Australia 5.00
22 B Ken Wenman Canada 5.00
23 B Dimitrios Kytteas Greece 5.00
24 B Jeff Gutteridge Great Britain 4.80
N/A B Yoshiomi Iwama Japan NM
N/A B Ingemar Jernberg Sweden NM
N/A A Yury Isakov Soviet Union NM

Final round[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 5.00 5.10 5.20 5.25 5.30 5.35 5.40 5.45 5.50 5.55 5.60 Result Notes
1 Tadeusz Ślusarski Poland o o o xxx 5.50 =OR
2 Antti Kalliomäki Finland o o o o o xxx 5.50 =OR
3 Dave Roberts United States xo o xxx 5.50 =OR
4 Patrick Abada France xo xo xxx 5.45
5 Wojciech Buciarski Poland o xo xo x- xx- 5.45
6 Earl Bell United States o o xxo xxx 5.45
7 Jean-Michel Bellot France o o xxx 5.40
8 Itsuo Takanezawa Japan xo xo xo xxo xxx 5.40
9 Günther Lohre West Germany xo xo xxo xxx 5.35
10 Yuriy Prokhorenko Soviet Union o xxx 5.25
11 Władysław Kozakiewicz Poland xo xxx 5.25
12 Don Baird Australia o xo xxx 5.25
13= Vladimir Kishkun Soviet Union o xxx 5.20
13= Terry Porter United States o xxx 5.20
15 Tapani Haapakoski Finland xo o xxx 5.20
16 Brian Hooper Great Britain xo xxx 5.00
N/A Bruce Simpson Canada xxx NM
N/A Roberto Moré Cuba xxx NM
N/A François Tracanelli France xxx NM
N/A Kjell Isaksson Sweden xxx NM