1962 European Athletics Championships – Men's pole vault

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The men's pole vault at the 1962 European Athletics Championships was held in Beograd, then Yugoslavia, at JNA Stadium on 13 and 15 September 1962.[1]

Just before the meeting, the IAAF council approved the use glass fibre poles for pole vaulting. As a consequence, competitors were able to use them during the meeting if they wished.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Pentti Nikula
 Finland
Silver Rudolf Tomášek
 Czechoslovakia
Bronze Kauko Nyström
 Finland

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

15 September

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Pentti Nikula  Finland 4.80 CR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rudolf Tomášek  Czechoslovakia 4.60
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kauko Nyström  Finland 4.60
4 Risto Ankio  Finland 4.55
5 Maurice Houvion  France 4.55
6 Roman Lešek  Yugoslavia 4.55 NR
7 Günter Malcher  East Germany 4.50
8 Manfred Preußger  East Germany 4.50
9 Bernard Balastre  France 4.50
10 Ihor Petrenko  Soviet Union 4.40
11 Petre Astafei  Romania 4.40
12 Kjell Hovik  Norway 4.40
13 Klaus Lehnertz  West Germany 4.30
14 Janusz Gronowski  Poland 4.30

Qualification[edit]

13 September

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
Janusz Gronowski  Poland 4.40 Q
Klaus Lehnertz  West Germany 4.40 Q
Maurice Houvion  France 4.40 Q
Günter Malcher  East Germany 4.40 Q
Kauko Nyström  Finland 4.40 Q
Ihor Petrenko  Soviet Union 4.40 Q
Risto Ankio  Finland 4.40 Q
Kjell Hovik  Norway 4.40 Q
Roman Lešek  Yugoslavia 4.40 Q
Bernard Balastre  France 4.40 Q
Manfred Preußger  East Germany 4.40 Q
Petre Astafei  Romania 4.40 Q
Rudolf Tomášek  Czechoslovakia 4.40 Q
Pentti Nikula  Finland 4.40 Q
Gérard Barras   Switzerland 4.30
Mirko Kuzmanović  Yugoslavia 4.30
Dimitar Khlebarov  Bulgaria 4.30
Mikael Schie  Norway 4.20
Franc Rojko  Yugoslavia 4.20
Reidulv Førde  Norway 4.20
Christos Papanikolaou  Greece 4.20
Valbjörn Þorláksson  Iceland 4.10
Roland Gras  France 4.00

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 23 athletes from 14 countries participated in the event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 391–397, retrieved 13 August 2014
  2. ^ Federation's Approval, Glasgow Herald, September 12, 1962, p. 5, retrieved September 1, 2014