1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's pole vault

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Events at the
1997 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
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
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 women
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

The final of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics was held on Sunday August 10, 1997, in Athens, Greece.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Ukraine Sergey Bubka
Ukraine (UKR)
Silver Russia Maksim Tarasov
Russia (RUS)
Bronze United States Dean Starkey
United States (USA)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
08.08.1997 – 17:30h 08.08.1997 – 17:30h
Final Round
10.08.1997 – 17:30h

Abbreviations[edit]

  • 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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 m July 31, 1994 Italy Sestriere, Italy
Event Record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.00 m August 19, 1993 Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Broken records during the 1997 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.01 m August 10, 1997 Greece Athens, Greece

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 5.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Group A[edit]

Rank Name 5.30 5.45 5.60 5.70 Result Notes
1  Tim Lobinger (GER) - o o o 5.70 q
1  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) - - - o 5.70 q
3  Sergey Bubka (UKR) - - - xo 5.70 q
3  Nick Buckfield (GBR) o o o xo 5.70 q
5  Trond Barthel (NOR) - xo xo xo 5.70 q
6  Pat Manson (USA) - o o xxo 5.70 q
7  Danny Krasnov (ISR) - xo o xxo 5.70 q
8  Juan Gabriel Concepción (ESP) xxo xxo o xxx 5.60
9  Alain Andji (FRA) - o xxo xxx 5.60
9  Andrei Tivontschik (GER) - - xxo xxx 5.60
11  Peter Widen (SWE) - o xxx 5.45
12  Ilian Efremov (BUL) xxo o xxx 5.45
13  Vesa Rantanen (FIN) o xo xxx 5.45
14  Andrea Giannini (ITA) xo xo xxx 5.45
15  Edgardo Díaz (PUR) o xxo xxx 5.45
16  Ruhan Işim (TUR) xxo xxx 5.30
 Okkert Brits (RSA) - - xx- x NM
 Lawrence Johnson (USA) - - xxx NM
 Aleksandr Korchagin (KAZ) xxx NM
 Montxu Miranda (ESP) - DNF

Group B[edit]

Rank Name 5.30 5.45 5.60 5.70 Result Notes
1  Martin Eriksson (SWE) - o xo o 5.70 q
2  Yevgeniy Smiryagin (RUS) xo o xxo o 5.70 q
3  Jean Galfione (FRA) - xo - xo 5.70 q
4  Vadim Strogalyov (RUS) - xxo - xo 5.70 q
5  Riaan Botha (RSA) - - o xxo 5.70 q
6  Dean Starkey (USA) - xo xo xxo 5.70 q
7  Igor Potapovich (KAZ) - - o xxx 5.60
8  Khalid Lachheb (FRA) xo o xo xxx 5.60
9  Michael Stolle (GER) o o xxo xxx 5.60
10  Fabio Pizzolato (ITA) xxo o xxo xxx 5.60
11  Paul Gibbons (NZL) o xo xxx 5.45
12  Laurens Looije (NED) o xxx 5.30
12  Vyacheslav Shuteyev (UKR) o xxx 5.30
 Heikki Vaaraniemi (FIN) - xxx NM
 Javier García (ESP) - xxx NM
 Stavros Tsitouras (GRE) - xxx NM
 Martin Voss (DEN) xxx NM
 Jurij Rovan (SLO) xxx NM
 Dmitriy Markov (BLR) DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name 5.50 5.70 5.80 5.86 5.91 5.96 6.01 6.06 6.15 Result Notes
Gold medal icon.svg  Sergey Bubka (UKR) - xo - - xo - o - DNF 6.01 CR
Silver medal icon.svg  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) - xo - o xxo o x- xx 5.96
Bronze medal icon.svg  Dean Starkey (USA) xo o o xxo xxo x- xx 5.91 SB
4  Tim Lobinger (GER) o o o xxx 5.80
5  Nick Buckfield (GBR) o o xxx 5.70
6  Pat Manson (USA) xo o xxx 5.70
7  Vadim Strogalyov (RUS) o xxo xxx 5.70
8  Yevgeniy Smiryagin (RUS) xo xxo xxx 5.70
9  Martin Eriksson (SWE) o xxx 5.50
9  Danny Krasnov (ISR) o xxx 5.50
11  Trond Barthel (NOR) xo xxx 5.50
 Riaan Botha (RSA) - xxx NM
 Jean Galfione (FRA) - xxx NM