Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueEstadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Date5 August 1992 (qualifications)
7 August 1992 (finals)
Competitors34 from 25 nations
Winning height5.80
1st, gold medalist(s) Maksim Tarasov
 Unified Team
2nd, silver medalist(s) Igor Trandenkov
 Unified Team
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Javier García
← 1988
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These are the official results of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 35 participating athletes. The qualification mark was set at 5.60 metres (six + six athletes).[1]

This was a remarkably clean competition, with only three athletes having a miss at a height that was not their best or better in the competition. Maksim Tarasov took gold with only three attempts, clean through 5.80. Igor Trandenkov equalled Tarasov, but took three attempts to clear 5.80. Javier García took bronze in his home town by clearing 5.75 on his second attempt, to edge Kory Tarpenning who cleared it on his third.


Gold Maksim Tarasov
 Unified Team
Silver Igor Trandenkov
 Unified Team
Bronze Javier García


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 6.11 Ukraine Sergey Bubka Dijon (FRA) June 13, 1992
Olympic Record 5.90 Soviet Union Sergey Bubka Seoul (KOR) September 28, 1988



Held on Wednesday August 5, 1992

Qualification rule: Qualifying performance 5.60 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 4.80 5.00 5.20 5.30 5.40 5.50 5.55 5.60 Result Notes
1 A Sergey Bubka  Unified Team o 5.60 Q
1 B Maksim Tarasov  Unified Team o o 5.60 Q
3 B Yevgeny Krasnov  Israel xo o xo o 5.60 Q
4 B Tim Bright  United States o o xo 5.60 Q
5 A Kory Tarpenning  United States xo xo xo 5.60 Q
6 B Igor Trandenkov  Unified Team xo xxo 5.60 Q
7 A Alberto Ruiz  Spain o o xo xo xxx 5.55 q
7 B Javier García  Spain o xo xo x– 5.55 q
9 B Asko Peltoniemi  Finland xo xo xo x– 5.55 q
9 B István Bagyula  Hungary o o xo xo xo xxx 5.55 q
11 A David Volz  United States o xo xxo xxx 5.55 q
11 B Philippe Collet  France xo xxo x– 5.55 q
13 A Jean Galfione  France o o xxx 5.50
14 A Philippe d'Encausse  France xo o xxx 5.50
14 A Jani Lehtonen  Finland xo o xxx 5.50
16 A Galin Nikov  Bulgaria o xo xxx 5.50
17 A Valeri Bukrejev  Estonia o xxo xxx 5.50
18 B Edgar Díaz  Puerto Rico xxo xo xxo xxx 5.50
19 A Daniel Martí  Spain o xo xxx 5.40
20 B Andrea Pegoraro  Italy xxo xxx 5.40
21 A Peter Widén  Sweden xxo xxo xxx 5.40
22 B Simon Arkell  Australia o xxx 5.30
23 B Christos Pallakis  Greece xo o xxo xxx 5.30
24 A Doug Wood  Canada o xxx 5.20
24 A Jean-Kersley Gardenne  Mauritius o o xxx 5.20
26 A Mike Edwards  Great Britain xo xxx 5.20
26 B Photis Stephani  Cyprus o xo xxx 5.20
28 B Edward Lasquete  Philippines xxo o xxx 5.00 NR
29 B Nuno Fernandes  Portugal xxo xo xxx 5.00
A Kim Chul-kyun  South Korea xxx NM
A Paul Gibbons  New Zealand x– NM
B Aleksandrs Obižajevs  Latvia xxx NM
B Hiroyuki Sano  Japan xxx NM
B Tómas Riether  Chile xxx NM
A Hermann Fehringer  Austria DNS


  • Held on Friday August 7, 1992
Rank Name Nationality 5.20 5.30 5.40 5.50 5.55 5.60 5.65 5.70 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Maksim Tarasov  Unified Team o o o xxx 5.80
2nd, silver medalist(s) Igor Trandenkov  Unified Team o o xxo xxx 5.80
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Javier García  Spain o o o xo xxx 5.75
4 Kory Tarpenning  United States o xxo xxx 5.75
5 David Volz  United States o o xxx 5.65
6 Asko Peltoniemi  Finland xxo xo x– xx 5.60
7 Philippe Collet  France o xxx 5.55
8 Yevgeny Krasnov  Israel xo xxx 5.40
9 István Bagyula  Hungary xxo o xxx 5.30
10 Alberto Ruiz  Spain xxo xxx 5.30
Sergey Bubka  Unified Team xx– x NM
Tim Bright  United States xxx NM

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's Pole Vault". Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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