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

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Women's pole vault
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 16 August 2008 (qualification)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 36 from 24 nations
Winning distance 5.05 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Russia
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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800 m men women
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3000 m
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Marathon men women
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Heptathlon women
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The women's pole vault at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place between August 16 and 18 at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 4.45 m (A standard) and 4.30 m (B standard).[2]

The final was won by Yelena Isinbayeva, who set a new world record height of 5.05 meters for the discipline.

During the finals, one of the poles which Brazilian Fabiana Murer would use disappeared, causing her to spend 10–15 minutes trying to get it back.[3] The lost time and having to use another pole led her to bad results. Murer complained about the organization and said she'll never return to China.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 5.04 Monaco, Monaco 29 July 2008
Olympic record  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.91 Athens, Greece 24 August 2004

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Height Notes
18 August Final Yelena Isinbayeva Russia 5.05 WR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying performance: 4.60 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 4.00 4.15 4.30 4.40 4.50 4.60 Result Notes[5]
1 A Yelena Isinbayeva Russia o 4.60 Q
2 B Vanessa Boslak France o o o o 4.50 q, =SB
2 A Gao Shuying China o o o 4.50 q
2 B Fabiana Murer Brazil o o 4.50 q
2 B Jennifer Stuczynski United States o 4.50 q
6 A Svetlana Feofanova Russia xo o 4.50 q
6 A April Steiner Bennett United States xo o o 4.50 q
8 A Monika Pyrek Poland o xo 4.50 q
8 B Anna Rogowska Poland o xo 4.50 q
10 B Yuliya Golubchikova Russia o xo xo 4.50 q
10 A Carolin Hingst Germany o xo o xo 4.50 q
12 B Silke Spiegelburg Germany xxo o xo 4.50 q
13 A Naroa Agirre Spain o o o xo xxx 4.40 =SB
14 A Anastasija Reiberger Germany o xo xo xxx 4.40
15 B Kate Dennison Great Britain xo xo xo xxo xxx 4.40 =PB
16 B Alana Boyd Australia o xxx 4.30
16 B Roslinda Samsu Malaysia o o o xxx 4.30 =SB
18 B Kelsie Hendry Canada xo xxx 4.30
19 A Joanna Piwowarska Poland xo o xo xxx 4.30
19 A Afrodíti Skafída Greece xo xo xxx 4.30
19 A Sandra-Helena Tavares Portugal o xo xo xxx 4.30
22 B Nicole Büchler Switzerland xxo o xxo xxx 4.30
23 A Marion Buisson France o o xx 4.15
23 B Thórey Edda Elisdóttir Iceland o xxx 4.15
25 B Zhou Yang China xo o xxx 4.15
26 B Krisztina Molnár Hungary xxo o xxx 4.15
27 A Natalya Kushch Ukraine xxo xxx 4.15
27 B Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou Greece xxo xxx 4.15
27 A Li Ling China xxo xxx 4.15
27 A Yarisley Silva Cuba xxo xxx 4.15
31 A Alejandra García Argentina xxo xxo xxx 4.15
32 A Leila Ben Youssef Tunisia xo xxx 4.00
32 A Vanessa Vandy Finland xo xxx 4.00
34 B Anna Fitídou Cyprus xxo xxx 4.00
B Kateřina Baďurová Czech Republic xxx NM
B Erica Bartolina United States xxx NM

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

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 18.

Rank Name Nationality 4.30 4.45 4.55 4.65 4.70 4.75 4.80 4.85 4.90 4.95 5.00 5.05 Result Notes[6]
1 Yelena Isinbayeva Russia o o xxo xxo 5.05 WR
2 Jennifer Stuczynski United States o o xo o xxx 4.80
3 Svetlana Feofanova Russia o o xo o xxx 4.75 SB
4 Yulia Golubchikova Russia o o xo o xo xxx 4.75 PB
5 Monika Pyrek Poland o o o xo xxx 4.70
6 Carolin Hingst Germany o o o xxo xxx 4.65 SB
7 Silke Spiegelburg Germany o xo o xxo xxx 4.65
8 April Steiner Bennett United States o o o xxx 4.55
9 Vanessa Boslak France o o xo xxx 4.55 SB
10 Fabiana Murer Brazil o xxx 4.45
10 Anna Rogowska Poland o xxx 4.45
12 Gao Shuying China o xxo xxx 4.45

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. ^ "Isinbayeva wins with new record". BBC. 2008-08-18. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Após sumiço de vara, Murer fica longe do pódio e critica organização" (in Portuguese). UOL. 2008-08-18. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 – Results Pole Vault W Qualification". IAAF. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 – Pole Vault W Final". IAAF. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18.