2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's pole vault

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The Men's Pole Vault event at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany will be held between 20 August and 22 August 2009.

Steven Hooker came into the competition nursing a pulled hamstring incurred 12 days before the championships. Minimizing his effort, he only took one (successful) attempt in qualifying and two attempts in the final. Hooker waited until only three other competitors were left in the field. Hooker agonized in the pit after missing his attempt at 5.85, then watched Romain Mesnil clear. After one failure Renaud Lavillenie joined Hooker in passing to the next height while Maksym Mazuryk, who had passed to get to 5.85 exhausted his attempts. Constantly stretching and massaging his hamstring, Hooker successfully cleared 5.90 with room to spare, leaping from nothing to first place. Mesnil and Lavillenie could not answer.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Australia Steven Hooker
 (Australia)
Silver France Romain Mesnil
 (France)
Bronze France Renaud Lavillenie
 (France)

Records[edit]

World record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Championship record  Dmitri Markov (AUS) 6.05 Edmonton, Canada 9 August 2001
World Leading  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 6.01 Leiria, Portugal 21 June 2009
African record  Okkert Brits (RSA) 6.03 Cologne, Germany 18 August 1995
Asian record  Grigoriy Yegorov (KAZ) 5.90 Stuttgart, Germany 19 August 1993
North American record  Brad Walker (USA) 6.04 Eugene, United States 8 June 2008
South American record  Fábio Gomes da Silva (BRA) 5.77 São Paulo, Brazil 7 June 2007
European record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Oceanian record  Dmitri Markov (AUS) 6.05 Edmonton, Canada 9 August 2001

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
5.70m 5.55m

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 20, 2009 10:10 Qualification
August 22, 2009 18:15 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

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

Rank Group Name Nationality 5.25 5.40 5.55 5.65 Result Notes
1 A Steven Hooker  Australia - - - o 5.65 q
1 B Renaud Lavillenie  France - o o o 5.65 q
1 B Alexander Straub  Germany - - o o 5.65 q
4 A Romain Mesnil  France - - xo o 5.65 q
4 A Maksym Mazuryk  Ukraine - o xo o 5.65 q
6 A Damiel Dossévi  France - o o xo 5.65 q
7 A Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy - o o xxo 5.65 q
8 A Malte Mohr  Germany - - xo xxo 5.65 q
8 A Aleksandr Gripich  Russia o o xo xxo 5.65 q
8 B Steven Lewis  Great Britain - o xo xxo 5.65 q
11 B Alhaji Jeng  Sweden - xo xxo xxo 5.65 q, SB
12 A Derek Miles  United States - - o xxx 5.55 q
12 B Kevin Rans  Belgium - o o xxx 5.55 q
12 B Daichi Sawano  Japan - - o xxx 5.55 q
12 B Viktor Chistiakov  Russia - - o xxx 5.55 q
14 A Jeremy Scott  United States - o xo xxx 5.55
15 A Konstadinos Filippidis  Greece o o xxo xxx 5.55
16 A Kim Yoo-Suk  South Korea xo o xxo xxx 5.55 SB
16 A Igor Pavlov  Russia - xo xxo xxx 5.55
16 B Björn Otto  Germany - xo xxo xxx 5.55
19 B Leonid Andreev  Uzbekistan xxo o xxo xxx 5.55
20 B Eemeli Salomäki  Finland o o xxx 5.40
20 B Łukasz Michalski  Poland - o xxx 5.40
22 A Spas Bukhalov  Bulgaria - xo - xxx 5.40
22 A Jan Kudlička  Czech Republic - xo xxx 5.40
22 A Luke Cutts  Great Britain - xo xxx 5.40
22 B Toby Stevenson  United States - xo xxx 5.40
26 A Yavgeniy Olhovsky  Israel xo xo xxx 5.40
26 B Jurij Rovan  Slovenia xo xo xxx 5.40
28 B Denys Fedas  Ukraine o xxx 5.25
29 A Takafumi Suzuki  Japan o xxx 5.25
A Jesper Fritz  Sweden - x NM
B Fábio Gomes da Silva  Brazil - xxx NM
B Oleksandr Korchmid  Ukraine - xxx NM
B Brad Walker  United States DNS

Key: NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result), NR = National record, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 5.50 5.65 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 5.95 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Steven Hooker  Australia - - - - x- o - 5.90
2nd, silver medalist(s) Romain Mesnil  France o o x- o o x- xx 5.85 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Renaud Lavillenie  France o o xxo o x- x- x 5.80
4 Maksym Mazuryk  Ukraine o xo o x- xx 5.75
5 Aleksandr Gripich  Russia o xxo o xxx 5.75 PB
6 Damiel Dossévi  France o o xo xxx 5.75 PB
7 Alexander Straub  Germany xo xo xxx 5.65
7 Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy xo xo xx- x 5.65
7 Steven Lewis  Great Britain xo xo xxx 5.65
10 Daichi Sawano  Japan o xxx 5.50
10 Viktor Chistiakov  Russia o xxx 5.50
12 Alhaji Jeng  Sweden xo xxx 5.50
12 Kevin Rans  Belgium xo xxx 5.50
14 Malte Mohr  Germany xxo xxx 5.50
Derek Miles  United States xxx NM

References[edit]

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