Pole Vault Stars
|Pole Vault Stars|
|Event type||Pole vault|
Pole Vault Stars is an annual indoor pole vaulting competition which is typically held in February at the Druzhba Palace of Sports in Donetsk, Ukraine. The meeting was founded in 1990 by Sergey Bubka, the pole vault world record holder who grew up in the city. Bubka brought an end to his distinguished career with a ceremony at the competition in 2001.
The meeting traces its history back to 1990, when Bubka set a world indoor record mark of 6.05 m. He went on to set two further world indoor records at the meet, clearing 6.11 m at the second edition in 1991 and then setting the currently listed world indoor record of 6.15 m in 1993. After standing for almost 21 years, in 2014 Renaud Lavillenie improved upon Bubka's record at Pole Vault Stars. Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva continued the event's record breaking traditions with two world record performances upon her first appearance in 2004. She set a new world record at the meet every year from 2004 to 2009. The Russian broke the women's indoor record twice at the 2009 meeting.
Key: Meeting record
|Year||Men's winner||Mark (m)||Women's winner||Mark (m)|
|1990||Sergey Bubka (UKR)||6.05|
|1991||Sergey Bubka (UKR)||6.11|
|1993||Sergey Bubka (UKR)||6.15|
|2004||Giuseppe Gibilisco (ITA)||5.82||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.83|
|2005||Derek Miles (USA)||5.85||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.87|
|2006||Paul Burgess (AUS)||5.80||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.91|
|2007||Paul Burgess (AUS)||5.80||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.93|
|2008||Maksym Mazuryk (UKR)||5.81||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.95|
|2009||Steve Hooker (AUS)||5.92||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||5.00|
|2010||Przemysław Czerwiński (POL)||5.82||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.85|
|2011||Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)||5.93||Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)||4.85|
|2012||Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)||5.82||Jiřina Ptáčníková (CZE)||4.70|
|2013||Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)||5.85||Yarisley Silva (CUB)||4.76|
|2014||Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)||6.16||Fabiana Murer (BRA)||4.62|
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