Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 20 August 2008 (qualification)
22 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 38 from 25 nations
Winning distance 5.96 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Ukraine
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The men's pole vault at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 20 and 22 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 5.70 m (18.7 ft) (A standard) and 5.55 m (18.21 ft) (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record Ukraine Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 m A Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic record  Timothy Mack (USA) 5.95 m Athens, Greece 27 August 2004

A new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
22 August Final  Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.96 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying performance 5.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality 5.15 5.30 5.45 5.55 5.65 Result Notes
1 B Yevgeniy Lukyanenko Russia - - - o o 5.65 q
1 A Igor Pavlov Russia - - o - o 5.65 q
3 A Leonid Andreev Uzbekistan - o o o xo 5.65 q, =PB
3 A Jérôme Clavier France - o - o xo 5.65 q
3 A Raphael Holzdeppe Germany - - o o xo 5.65 q
3 A Denys Yurchenko Ukraine - - o - xo 5.65 q
7 B Przemysław Czerwiński Poland - - o xo xo 5.65 q
7 A Jan Kudlička Czech Republic o o - xo xo 5.65 q
9 B Danny Ecker Germany - - xxo - xo 5.65 q
9 B Derek Miles United States - - o xxo xo 5.65 q
11 A Dmitry Starodubtsev Russia - xo - xxo xo 5.65 q
12 B Steven Hooker Australia - - - - xxo 5.65 q
13 B Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy - - xo o xxo 5.65 q, SB
14 B Alhaji Jeng Sweden - - - o xxx 5.55
14 B Romain Mesnil France - - - o xxx 5.55
16 A Paul Burgess Australia - - o xo xxx 5.55
16 B Tim Lobinger Germany - - o xo xxx 5.55
16 A Maksym Mazuryk Ukraine - - o xo xxx 5.55
16 B Daichi Sawano Japan - - o xo xxx 5.55
20 A Jeff Hartwig United States - - o xxo xxx 5.55
20 A Liu Feiliang China - o o xxo xxx 5.55
22 B Oleksandr Korchmid Ukraine - - o xxx 5.45
22 B Mikko Latvala Finland - - o - xxx 5.45
24 A Jesper Fritz Sweden - xo o xxx 5.45
25 B Spas Bukhalov Bulgaria - - xo - xxx 5.45
25 B Fábio Gomes da Silva Brazil - - xo xxx 5.45
25 A Giovanni Lanaro Mexico - - xo xxx 5.45
28 B Aleksandr Averbukh Israel - - xxo - xxx 5.45
28 B Kevin Rans Belgium - o xxo xxx 5.45
30 B Štěpán Janáček Czech Republic o o - xxx 5.30
30 B Dominic Johnson Saint Lucia - o xxx 5.30
32 A Jurij Rovan Slovenia xx- o xxx 5.30
B Lázaro Borges Cuba - xxx NM
A Germán Chiaraviglio Argentina - xxx NM
A Iliyan Efremov Bulgaria xxx NM
A Kim Yoo-Suk South Korea - xxx NM
A Steven Lewis Great Britain - - xxx NM
A Brad Walker United States - - - - xxx NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 22.

Rank Athlete Nationality 5.45 5.60 5.70 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 5.96 Result Notes[3]
1st Steven Hooker Australia - o - - xxo xxo xxo xxo 5.96 OR
2nd Yevgeny Lukyanenko Russia - xxo o - o xxo xxx 5.85
3rd Denys Yurchenko Ukraine xxo xo o 5.70
4 Derek Miles United States o xxo xo - xxx 5.70
5 Dmitry Starodubtsev Russia xxo xxo xo - xxx 5.70
6 Danny Ecker Germany xo - xxo xxx 5.70
7 Jérôme Clavier France xo o xxx 5.60
8 Raphael Holzdeppe Germany o xo xxx 5.60
9 Igor Pavlov Russia - xxo - xxx 5.60
10 Jan Kudlička Czech Republic o xxx 5.45
11 Przemysław Czerwiński Poland xo xxx 5.45
Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy xxx NM
Leonid Andreev Uzbekistan xxx NM

WR - World Record / =SB - Equal Season Best / PB - Personal Best / SB - Season Best

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Pole Vault M Final". IAAF. Archived from the original on 24 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-22.