Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault
|Men's pole vault
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Competitors||16 from 7 nations|
|Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeplechase||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|3 km walk||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|56 lb weight throw||men|
16 pole vaulters from seven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||4.02||Marc Wright||Cambridge, MA (USA)||June 8, 1912|
|Olympic Record||3.95||Harry Babcock||Stockholm (SWE)||July 11, 1912|
At first Frank Foss set a new Olympic record with 4.00 metres. Then he set a new world record with 4.09 metres.
The qualification was held on August 18, 1920. The qualification height was 3.60. Only three pole vaulters were eliminated. In the final held on August 20, 1920 only seven athletes were able to clear 3.60 metres again. Foss cleared 4.00 metres and also the new world record of 4.09 metres in his third try.
|1||Frank Foss (USA)||3.60||XXO||XXO||4.09 WR|
|2||Henry Petersen (DEN)||3.60||3.70|
|3||Edwin Myers (USA)||3.60||3.60|
|4||Edward Knourek (USA)||3.60||3.60|
|5||Ernfrid Rydberg (SWE)||3.60||3.60|
|6||Laurits Jørgensen (DEN)||3.60||3.60|
|7||Eldon Jenne (USA)||3.60||3.60|
|8||Georg Högström (SWE)||3.60||3.50|
|9||John Mattsson (SWE)||3.60||3.50|
|10||André Francquenelle (FRA)||3.60||3.40|
|11||Paul Lagarde (FRA)||3.60||3.40|
|12||Jussi Ruoho (FIN)||3.60||3.40|
|13||René Joannes-Powell (BEL)||3.60||3.30|
|14||Étienne Gajan (FRA)||3.50||—|
|—||Johann Martin (EST)||NM||—|
|Lars Erik Tirén (SWE)||NM||—|
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 23 August 2007.