1987 World Championships in Athletics – Men's pole vault

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Events at the
1987 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total of 24 participating athletes, with two qualifying groups and the final held on Saturday September 5, 1987.


Gold Soviet Union Sergey Bubka
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver France Thierry Vigneron
France (FRA)
Bronze Soviet Union Radion Gataullin
Soviet Union (URS)


Qualification Round
Group A Group B
03.09.1987 – ??:??h 03.09.1987 – ??:??h
Final Round
05.09.1987 – 15:30h


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Sergey Bubka (URS) 6.03 m June 23, 1987 Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
Event Record  Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.70 m August 14, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Broken records during the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.85 m September 5, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy

Qualifying round[edit]

  • Held on Thursday 1987-09-03
1.  Marian Kolasa (POL) 5.55 m
 Sergey Bubka (URS)
3.  Atanas Tarev (BUL) 5.50 m
4.  Hermann Fehringer (AUT) 5.40 m
 Zdenek Lubenský (TCH)
 Radion Gataullin (URS)
7.  Bernhard Zintl (FRG) 5.30 m
8.  Timo Kuusisto (FIN) 5.20 m
9.  Liang Xueren (CHN) 5.10 m
10.  István Bagyula (HUN) 5.00 m
 Billy Olson (USA) NM
 Philippe Collet (FRA)

1.  Earl Bell (USA) 5.55 m
 Ferenc Salbert (FRA)
 Aleksandrs Obizajevs (URS)
4.  Nikolay Nikolov (BUL) 5.50 m
 Delko Lesev (BUL)
 Thierry Vigneron (FRA)
7.  Gianni Stecchi (ITA) 5.40 m
 Miro Zalar (SWE)
9.  Mirosław Chmara (POL) 5.20 m
 Joe Dial (USA) NM
 Bob Ferguson (CAN)
 Kimmo Kuusela (FIN)


Med 1.png  Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.85 m CR
Med 2.png  Thierry Vigneron (FRA) 5.80 m
Med 3.png  Radion Gataullin (URS) 5.80 m
4.  Marian Kolasa (POL) 5.80 m
5.  Earl Bell (USA) 5.70 m
 Nikolay Nikolov (BUL)
7.  Delko Lesev (BUL) 5.60 m
8.  Atanas Tarev (BUL) 5.60 m
9.  Aleksandrs Obizajevs (URS) 5.50 m
10.  Ferenc Salbert (FRA) 5.50 m
11.  Gianni Stecchi (ITA) 5.40 m
12.  Miro Zalar (SWE) 5.30 m
 Hermann Fehringer (AUT) NM
 Zdenek Lubenský (TCH)

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