Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates25–27 August
Competitors39 from 25 nations
Winning height5.95 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Timothy Mack  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Toby Stevenson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy
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The men's pole vault competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 25–27 August.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. Athletes start with a qualifying round. Jumping in turn, each athlete attempts to achieve the qualifying height. If they fail at three jumps in a row, they are eliminated. After a successful jump, they receive three more attempts to achieve the next height. Once all jumps have been completed, all athletes who have achieved the qualifying height go through to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes achieve the qualifying standard, the best 12 athletes go through. Cleared heights reset for the final, which followed the same format until all athletes fail three consecutive jumps.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 19:15 Qualification
Friday, 27 August 2004 20:00 Final

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 m Sestrière, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic record  Jean Galfione (FRA) 5.92 m Atlanta, United States 2 August 1996

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Result Record
27 August Final Timothy Mack  United States 5.95 m OR

Summary[edit]

With a first attempt clearance at 5.85m, Giuseppe Gibilisco went into 5.90m with the lead. Tim Mack and Toby Stevenson were the only others to clear 5.85m, both on their second attempt, but Stevenson had the advantage because Mack had an earlier miss. But the medals were not settled because Igor Pavlov saved one attempt for 5.90m. Stevenson and Mack both made it on their first attempt, while Pavlov missed to be eliminated and Gibilisco missed his first. With nothing to be gained, Gibilisco passed to 5.95 m (19 ft 6 14 in). The only way to unseat Stevenson was a clearance, but nobody could negotiate 5.95 in their first two attempts, leaving Gibilisco with bronze. On his final attempt, Mack slithered over a personal best for the second time in the competition. It was also a new Olympic record. Stevenson put on his helmet to take one last attempt but the bar dragged off, giving Mack the gold.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Rule: Qualifying standard 5.70 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality 5.30 5.50 5.60 5.65 5.70 Result Notes
1 B Aleksandr Averbukh  Israel - o - o o 5.70 Q
1 A Lars Börgeling  Germany - o - o o 5.70 Q, =SB
1 B Paul Burgess  Australia - o - o o 5.70 Q
1 A Pavel Gerasimov  Russia - o o - o 5.70 Q
1 A Ruslan Yeremenko  Ukraine - o - o o 5.70 Q, =SB
6 B Igor Pavlov  Russia - o xo - o 5.70 Q
7 A Toby Stevenson  United States - xo xo - o 5.70 Q
7 B Danny Ecker  Germany - xxo - - o 5.70 Q
7 A Rens Blom  Netherlands - xo xo - o 5.70 Q
10 B Denys Yurchenko  Ukraine - xo - xxo o 5.70 Q
11 B Timothy Mack  United States - o o - xo 5.70 Q
12 A Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy - o - x- xo 5.70 Q
12 B Tim Lobinger  Germany - o xo - xo 5.70 Q
14 B Oleksandr Korchmid  Ukraine - xo o xxo xo 5.70 Q, =SB
15 A Daichi Sawano  Japan o xo xo xxo xo 5.70 Q
16 A Derek Miles  United States - o o - xxo 5.70 Q
17 B Matti Mononen  Finland o o - o xxx 5.65 PB
18 A Romain Mesnil  France - o - xxo xxx 5.65
19 A Okkert Brits  South Africa xo - o - xxx 5.60
20 B Patrik Kristiansson  Sweden - - xo - xxx 5.60
21 B Nick Buckfield  Great Britain xo o xxo - xxx 5.60
22 B Dmitri Markov  Australia - o - xxx 5.50
22 A Vesa Rantanen  Finland o o xx- x 5.50
22 A Adam Ptáček  Czech Republic o o x- x 5.50
25 A Jurij Rovan  Slovenia xxo xo xxx 5.50
26 B Piotr Buciarski  Denmark o xxo xxx 5.50
27 A Spas Bukhalov  Bulgaria xo xxo xxx 5.50
28 A Steven Hooker  Australia o xxx 5.30
28 B Štěpán Janáček  Czech Republic o xx- x 5.30
28 B Javier Gazol  Spain o xxx 5.30
31 B Nicolas Guigon  France xo xxx 5.30
31 B Adam Kolasa  Poland xo xxx 5.30
33 A Kim Yoo-suk  South Korea xxo xxx 5.30
33 A Marios Evangelou  Greece xxo xxx 5.30
A Vadim Strogalev  Russia - xxx NM
A Liu Feiliang  China xxx NM
B Iliyan Efremov  Bulgaria xxx NM
B Giovanni Lanaro  Mexico x NM
A Grigoriy Yegorov  Kazakhstan xxx NM
B Leonid Andreev  Uzbekistan DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete 5.40 5.55 5.65 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 5.95 6.00 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  Timothy Mack (USA) - o xo o - xo o xxo xxx 5.95 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Toby Stevenson (USA) - o o o - xo o xxx 5.90
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Giuseppe Gibilisco (ITA) - xo - o - o x- xx 5.85 SB
4  Igor Pavlov (RUS) - o o xo xo xx- x 5.80 PB
5  Danny Ecker (GER) - xxo - o xxx 5.75 SB
6  Lars Börgeling (GER) - o - xxo xx- x 5.75 SB
7  Derek Miles (USA) - o xo xxo x- xx 5.75
8  Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR) - - o xxx 5.65 SB
9  Denys Yurchenko (UKR) - xo o xxx 5.65
9  Rens Blom (NED) - xo o xxx 5.65
11  Paul Burgess (AUS) - o - xxx 5.55
11  Tim Lobinger (GER) - o xxx 5.55
13  Pavel Gerasimov (RUS) - xo x- x 5.55
13  Daichi Sawano (JPN) o xo xxx 5.55
13  Ruslan Yeremenko (UKR) - xxo - xxx 5.55
16  Oleksandr Korchmid (UKR) - xxo xxx 5.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Pole Vault". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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