Maksim Tarasov

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Maksim Tarasov
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Born 2 December 1970
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union

Maksim Vladimirovich Tarasov (Russian: Максим Владимирович Тарасов, born 2 December 1970 in Yaroslavl, Soviet Union) is a retired pole vaulter.


He represented the USSR, the Unified Team, and later Russia. His personal best jump is 6.05 metres, which puts him third in the all-time performers list.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1988 World Juniors Sudbury, Canada 2nd
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd
1996 IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 1st
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd
World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st 6.02 CR
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Jeff Hartwig
Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Jeff Hartwig