Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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The Men's Pole Vault event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, 27 September and Friday, 29 September.

The pole vault has been ever present since the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Nick Hysong
 United States
Silver Lawrence Johnson
 United States
Bronze Maksim Tarasov
 Russia

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
27.09.2000 – 10:00h 27.09.2000 – 10:00h
Final Round
29.09.2000 – 18:30h

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in meters) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 6.14 m Sergey Bubka Ukraine Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic Record 5.92 m Jean Galfione France Atlanta, United States 2 August 1996

Results[edit]

All distances shown are in meters.

  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • AR denotes area/continental record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best

Qualifying[edit]

Held on Wednesday, 27 September 2000.

The qualifying height was 5.75 m. For all qualifiers who did not achieve the standard, the remaining spaces in the final were filled by the highest jumps until a total of 12 qualifiers.

Group A[edit]

Place Overall Athlete Nation Mark Qual Record
1 3 Dmitriy Markov  Australia 5.70 q
2 4 Viktor Chistiakov  Australia 5.70 q
3 T10 Tim Lobinger  Germany 5.65 q
3 12 Yevgeniy Smiryagin  Russia 5.65 q
5 T10 Lawrence Johnson  United States 5.65 q
6 13 Montxu Miranda  Spain 5.65 q
7 14 Stepan Janacek  Czech Republic 5.65
8 15 Rens Blom  Netherlands 5.65
9 T16 Jean Galfione  France 5.55
10 T20 Danny Krasnov  Israel 5.55 SB
10 T20 Patrik Kristiansson  Sweden 5.55
12 T22 Thibaut Duval  Belgium 5.55
13 T26 Pavel Gerasimov  Russia 5.40
14 32 Nuno Fernandes  Portugal 5.25
Sergey Bubka  Ukraine NM
Ruhan Isim  Turkey NM
Igor Potapovich  Kazakhstan NM
Robison Pratt  Mexico NM

Group B[edit]

Place Overall Athlete Nation Mark Qual Record
1 1 Nick Hysong  United States 5.70 q
2 2 Daniel Ecker  Germany 5.70 q
3 5 Michael Stolle  Germany 5.70 q
4 6 Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy 5.70 q
5 T7 Alexander Averbukh  Israel 5.65 q
5 T7 Okkert Brits  South Africa 5.65 q
5 T7 Maksim Tarasov  Russia 5.65 q
8 T16 Paul Burgess  Australia 5.55
8 T16 Javier Garcia  Spain 5.55
8 T16 Kevin Hughes  Great Britain 5.55 SB
11 T22 Ilian Efremov  Bulgaria 5.55
11 T22 Martin Eriksson  Sweden 5.55
13 25 Manabu Yokoyama  Japan 5.55
14 T26 Chad Harting  United States 5.40
14 T26 Dominic Johnson  Saint Lucia 5.40
16 29 Joao Andre  Portugal 5.40
17 31 Romain Mesnil  France 5.40
17 30 Denys Yurchenko  Ukraine 5.40
Photis Stefani  Cyprus NM

Overall qualifying results[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Group Mark Qual Record
1 Nick Hysong  United States B 5.70 q
2 Daniel Ecker  Germany B 5.70 q
3 Dmitriy Markov  Australia A 5.70 q
4 Viktor Chistiakov  Australia A 5.70 q
5 Michael Stolle  Germany B 5.70 q
6 Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy B 5.70 q
7 Okkert Brits  South Africa B 5.65 q
Maksim Tarasov  Russia B 5.65 q
Alexander Averbukh  Israel B 5.65 q
10 Tim Lobinger  Germany A 5.65 q
Lawrence Johnson  United States A 5.65 q
12 Yevgeniy Smiryagin  Russia A 5.65 q
13 Montxu Miranda  Spain A 5.65 q
14 Stepan Janacek  Czech Republic A 5.65
15 Rens Blom  Netherlands A 5.65
16 Jean Galfione  France A 5.55
Paul Burgess  Australia B 5.55
Kevin Hughes  Great Britain B 5.55 SB
Javier Garcia  Spain B 5.55
20 Patrik Kristiansson  Sweden A 5.55
Danny Krasnov  Israel A 5.55 SB
T22 Ilian Efremov  Bulgaria B 5.55
Thibaut Duval  Belgium A 5.55
Martin Eriksson  Sweden B 5.55
25 Manabu Yokoyama  Japan B 5.55
26 Pavel Gerasimov  Russia A 5.40
Chad Harting  United States B 5.40
Dominic Johnson  Saint Lucia B 5.40
29 Joao Andre  Portugal B 5.40
30 Denys Yurchenko  Ukraine B 5.40
31 Romain Mesnil  France B 5.40
32 Nuno Fernandes  Portugal A 5.25
Ruhan Isim  Turkey A NM
Photis Stefani  Cyprus B NM
Sergey Bubka  Ukraine A NM
Igor Potapovich  Kazakhstan A NM
Robison Pratt  Mexico A NM

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Mark Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Nick Hysong  United States 5.90 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lawrence Johnson  United States 5.90
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maksim Tarasov  Russia 5.90 SB
4 Michael Stolle  Germany 5.90
5 Viktor Chistiakov  Australia 5.80 SB
Dmitriy Markov  Australia 5.80
7 Okkert Brits  South Africa 5.80
8 Daniel Ecker  Germany 5.80
9 Montxu Miranda  Spain 5.70
10 Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy 5.50
Aleksandr Averbukh  Israel 5.50
Yevgeniy Smiryagin  Russia 5.50
13 Tim Lobinger  Germany 5.50

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