2011 World Championships in Athletics – Women's pole vault

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Fabiana Murer celebrating her victory at Daegu
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The Women's Pole vault event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics took place at the Daegu Stadium on August 28 and 30.

Anna Rogowska of Poland was the defending champion, while 2008 Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva had returned to form after a career break in 2010. American Jennifer Suhr had the two best clearances prior to the competition and Martina Strutz was ranked second in the world behind her. Silke Spiegelburg (the Diamond League leader), world indoor champion Fabiana Murer and Olympic medalist Svetlana Feofanova were the other main potential medalists.[1]

The event was conducted in swirling winds. World record holder Isinbayeva was the last to start, clearing her opening height but then struggling with her next three attempts, going under the bar on the last one. World leader Suhr seemed off this night but cleared 4.70 on her second attempt, while Yarisley Silva set the Cuban national record at the same height on her third attempt. Murer and previous world record holder Feofanova were clean through 4.75, but were pushed into a tie for second place by Strutz' German National Record 4.80 on her first attempt. Murer cleared on her second attempt while Feofanova missed all three attempts. At 4.85 Murer tied her own National and Area record, clearing on her first attempt and making Strutz pass to 4.90 to try to win. Neither cleared on their two attempts, then Murer had the bar raised to 4.92 for her final attempt.


Gold Silver Bronze
Fabiana Murer
Martina Strutz
Svetlana Feofanova


Prior to the competition, the established records were as follows.

World record  Elena Isinbaeva (RUS) 5.06 Zürich, Switzerland 28 August 2009
Championship record  Elena Isinbaeva (RUS) 5.01 Helsinki, Finland 12 August 2005
World leading  Jennifer Suhr (USA) 4.91 Rochester, NY, United States 8 July 2011
African record  Elmarie Gerryts (RSA) 4.42 Wesel, Germany 12 June 2000
Asian record  Shuying Gao (CHN) 4.62 New York City, NY, United States 2 June 2007
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Jennifer Suhr (USA) 4.91 Eugene, OR, United States 6 July 2008
South American record  Fabiana Murer (BRA) 4.85 San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain 4 June 2010
European record  Elena Isinbaeva (RUS) 5.06 Zürich, Switzerland 28 August 2009
Oceanian record  Kym Howe (AUS) 4.65 Saulheim, Germany 30 June 2007

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
4.50 4.40


Date Time Round
August 28, 2011 09:30 Qualification
August 30, 2011 19:05 Final



Qualification: Qualifying Performance 4.60 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 4.10 4.25 4.40 4.50 4.55 Result Notes
1 B Isinbayeva, YelenaYelena Isinbayeva  Russia (RUS) - - - - o 4.55 q
1 B Murer, FabianaFabiana Murer  Brazil (BRA) - - - - o 4.55 q
1 B Rogowska, AnnaAnna Rogowska  Poland (POL) - - o - o 4.55 q
1 A Strutz, MartinaMartina Strutz  Germany (GER) - - o o o 4.55 q
5 B Ptáčníková, JiřinaJiřina Ptáčníková  Czech Republic (CZE) - o xo o o 4.55 q
6 A Suhr, JennJenn Suhr  United States (USA) - - - xxo o 4.55 q
7 A Feofanova, SvetlanaSvetlana Feofanova  Russia (RUS) - - o - xo 4.55 q
7 A Spiegelburg, SilkeSilke Spiegelburg  Germany (GER) - - o o xo 4.55 q
9 B Silva, YarisleyYarisley Silva  Cuba (CUB) - - xo xo xo 4.55 q
10 B Kyriakopoulou, NikoletaNikoleta Kyriakopoulou  Greece (GRE) - o xxo o xxo 4.55 q
11 A Pyrek, MonikaMonika Pyrek  Poland (POL) - o o o xxx 4.50 q
11 B Gadschiew, KristinaKristina Gadschiew  Germany (GER) - - o o xxx 4.50 q
13 A Boyd, AlanaAlana Boyd  Australia (AUS) o xo o xo xxx 4.50
13 B Dennison, KateKate Dennison  Great Britain (GBR) - o xo xo - 4.50
15 A Hutson, KylieKylie Hutson  United States (USA) - o o xxo xxx 4.50
16 B Büchler, NicoleNicole Büchler   Switzerland (SWI) o o xxo xxo xxx 4.50 =NR
17 A Schmid, Anna KatharinaAnna Katharina Schmid   Switzerland (SWI) o o o xxx 4.40
18 A Shvedova, AnastasiyaAnastasiya Shvedova  Belarus (BLR) - xo o xx 4.40
18 B Choi Yun-hee  South Korea (KOR) o xo o xxx 4.40 =NR
20 B Janson, LacyLacy Janson  United States (USA) - xxo o xxx 4.40
21 A Šutej, TinaTina Šutej  Slovenia (SLO) o o xo xxx 4.40
22 B Giordano Bruno, AnnaAnna Giordano Bruno  Italy (ITA) o o xxo xxx 4.40
23 A Caballero, DailisDailis Caballero  Cuba (CUB) o xxo xxo xxx 4.40
24 A Hendry, KelsieKelsie Hendry  Canada (CAN) - o xxx 4.25
25 A Dahlström, MalinMalin Dahlström  Sweden (SWE) o xo xxx 4.25
25 B Holm, Caroline BondeCaroline Bonde Holm  Denmark (DEN) o xo xxx 4.25
25 B Schwartz, JillianJillian Schwartz  Israel (ISR) o xo xxx 4.25
25 A Tavares, Maria LeonorMaria Leonor Tavares  Portugal (POR) o xo xxx 4.25
29 B Li Ling  China (CHN) o xxo xxx 4.25
30 B Pena, ToriTori Pena  Ireland (IRL) o xxx 4.10
99 A Bleasdale, HollyHolly Bleasdale  Great Britain (GBR) - xxx NM
99 A Larsåsen, CathrineCathrine Larsåsen  Norway (NOR) xxx NM
99 B Piñero, AnaAna Piñero  Spain (ESP) - xxx NM
99 A Wu Sha  China (CHN) DNS
99 B Nikkanen, MinnaMinna Nikkanen  Finland (FIN) DNS


Rank Name Nationality 4.30 4.45 4.55 4.65 4.70 4.75 4.80 4.85 4.90 4.92 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Murer, FabianaFabiana Murer  Brazil (BRA) - - o o - o xo o xx- x 4.85 =AR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Strutz, MartinaMartina Strutz  Germany (GER) - xo o o o xo o x- xx 4.80 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Feofanova, SvetlanaSvetlana Feofanova  Russia (RUS) - o o o - o xxx 4.75 SB
4 Suhr, JennJenn Suhr  United States (USA) - - o - xo xxx 4.70
5 Silva, YarisleyYarisley Silva  Cuba (CUB) - o o o xxo - xxx 4.70 NR
6 Isinbayeva, YelenaYelena Isinbayeva  Russia (RUS) - - - o - x- xx 4.65
7 Ptáčníková, JiřinaJiřina Ptáčníková  Czech Republic (CZE) o o xo o xxx 4.65 SB
8 Kyriakopoulou, NikoletaNikoleta Kyriakopoulou  Greece (GRE) o - o xo xxx 4.65
9 Spiegelburg, SilkeSilke Spiegelburg  Germany (GER) - xxo xo xxo xxx 4.65
10 Gadschiew, KristinaKristina Gadschiew  Germany (GER) o o o xxx 4.55
10 Pyrek, MonikaMonika Pyrek  Poland (POL) - o o xxx 4.55
10 Rogowska, AnnaAnna Rogowska  Poland (POL) - o o - xxx 4.55


  1. ^ Martin, David (2011-08-20). Women's Pole Vault - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-27.

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