Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium, Montréal
Dates24 & 26 July
Competitors27 from 13 nations
Winning height5.50
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tadeusz Ślusarski
 Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Antti Kalliomäki
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dave Roberts
 United States
← 1972
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The men's pole vault competition featured as part of the athletics programme at the 1976 Summer Olympics and was held at the Olympic Stadium in Montréal on 24 and 26 July.[1]

All three medallists tied the Olympic record mark of 5.50 metres. Tadeusz Ślusarski of Poland and Antti Kalliomäki of Finland both cleared all heights up to 5.50 m with no misses; Ślusarski passed two heights more than Kalliomäki, and won on the basis of fewer vaults in accordance with the rules of the time. American Dave Roberts, who also cleared 5.50 m on his first try but had one miss from an earlier height, took the bronze medal.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Round
Saturday, 24 July 1976 Qualification
Monday, 26 July 1976 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification was set to 5.10 metres. A total of 20 athletes achieved this height.

Rank Group Name Nationality 4.80 5.00 5.10 Result Note
1 A Antti Kalliomäki  Finland o 5.10 Q
1 A Kjell Isaksson  Sweden o 5.10 Q
1 A Earl Bell  United States o 5.10 Q
1 A Władysław Kozakiewicz  Poland o 5.10 Q
1 A Günther Lohre  West Germany o 5.10 Q
1 A Dave Roberts  United States o 5.10 Q
1 A Terry Porter  United States o 5.10 Q
1 A Yuriy Prokhorenko  Soviet Union o 5.10 Q
1 A Wojciech Buciarski  Poland o 5.10 Q
1 B Patrick Abada  France o 5.10 Q
1 B François Tracanelli  France o 5.10 Q
12 B Roberto Moré  Cuba o o 5.10 Q
12 B Tapani Haapakoski  Finland o o 5.10 Q
12 B Bruce Simpson  Canada o o 5.10 Q
12 B Itsuo Takanezawa  Japan o o 5.10 Q
16 A Vladimir Kishkun  Soviet Union xo 5.10 Q
16 A Tadeusz Ślusarski  Poland xo 5.10 Q
18 B Brian Hooper  Great Britain xo xo 5.10 Q
19 A Don Baird  Australia xxo 5.10 Q
19 A Jean-Michel Bellot  France xxo 5.10 Q
21 B Ray Boyd  Australia o xxx 5.00
22 B Ken Wenman  Canada o o xxx 5.00
23 B Dimitrios Kyteas  Greece xo xxx 5.00
24 B Jeffrey Gutteridge  Great Britain o xxx 4.80
A Yury Isakov  Soviet Union xxx NM
B Yoshiomi Iwama  Japan xxx NM
B Ingemar Jernberg  Sweden xxx NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 5.00 5.10 5.20 5.25 5.30 5.35 5.40 5.45 5.50 5.55 5.60 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tadeusz Ślusarski  Poland o o o xxx 5.50 =OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Antti Kalliomäki  Finland o o o o o xxx 5.50 =OR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dave Roberts  United States xo o xxx 5.50 =OR
4 Patrick Abada  France xo xo xxx 5.45
5 Wojciech Buciarski  Poland o xo –- xo x- xx 5.45
6 Earl Bell  United States o o xxo xxx 5.45
7 Jean-Michel Bellot  France o o xxx 5.40
8 Itsuo Takanezawa  Japan xo xo xo xxo xxx 5.40
9 Günther Lohre  West Germany xo xo xxo xxx 5.35
10 Yuriy Prokhorenko  Soviet Union o xxx 5.25
11 Władysław Kozakiewicz  Poland xo xxx 5.25
12 Don Baird  Australia o xo xxx 5.25
13= Vladimir Kishkun  Soviet Union o xxx 5.20
13= Terry Porter  United States o xxx 5.20
15 Tapani Haapakoski  Finland xo o xxx 5.20
16 Brian Hooper  Great Britain xo xxx 5.00
N/A Bruce Simpson  Canada xxx NM
N/A Roberto Moré  Cuba xxx NM
N/A François Tracanelli  France xxx NM
N/A Kjell Isaksson  Sweden xxx NM

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's Pole Vault". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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