Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 20 August 2008 (qualification)
22 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 38 from 25 nations
Winning height 5.96 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Steven Hooker  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yevgeny Lukyanenko  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derek Miles  United States
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The men's pole vault at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 20 and 22 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 5.70 m (18.7 ft) (A standard) and 5.55 m (18.21 ft) (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Ukraine Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 m A Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic record  Timothy Mack (USA) 5.95 m Athens, Greece 27 August 2004

A new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Height OR WR
22 August Final  Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.96 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying performance 5.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality 5.15 5.30 5.45 5.55 5.65 Result Notes
1 B Yevgeniy Lukyanenko  Russia - - - o o 5.65 q
1 A Igor Pavlov  Russia - - o - o 5.65 q
3 A Leonid Andreev  Uzbekistan - o o o xo 5.65 q, =PB
3 A Jérôme Clavier  France - o - o xo 5.65 q
3 A Raphael Holzdeppe  Germany - - o o xo 5.65 q
3 A Denys Yurchenko  Ukraine - - o - xo 5.65 q
7 B Przemysław Czerwiński  Poland - - o xo xo 5.65 q
7 A Jan Kudlička  Czech Republic o o - xo xo 5.65 q
9 B Danny Ecker  Germany - - xxo - xo 5.65 q
9 B Derek Miles  United States - - o xxo xo 5.65 q
11 A Dmitry Starodubtsev  Russia - xo - xxo xo 5.65 q
12 B Steven Hooker  Australia - - - - xxo 5.65 q
13 B Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy - - xo o xxo 5.65 q, SB
14 B Alhaji Jeng  Sweden - - - o xxx 5.55
14 B Romain Mesnil  France - - - o xxx 5.55
16 A Paul Burgess  Australia - - o xo xxx 5.55
16 B Tim Lobinger  Germany - - o xo xxx 5.55
16 A Maksym Mazuryk  Ukraine - - o xo xxx 5.55
16 B Daichi Sawano  Japan - - o xo xxx 5.55
20 A Jeff Hartwig  United States - - o xxo xxx 5.55
20 A Liu Feiliang  China - o o xxo xxx 5.55
22 B Oleksandr Korchmid  Ukraine - - o xxx 5.45
22 B Mikko Latvala  Finland - - o - xxx 5.45
24 A Jesper Fritz  Sweden - xo o xxx 5.45
25 B Spas Bukhalov  Bulgaria - - xo - xxx 5.45
25 B Fábio Gomes da Silva  Brazil - - xo xxx 5.45
25 A Giovanni Lanaro  Mexico - - xo xxx 5.45
28 B Aleksandr Averbukh  Israel - - xxo - xxx 5.45
28 B Kevin Rans  Belgium - o xxo xxx 5.45
30 B Štěpán Janáček  Czech Republic o o - xxx 5.30
30 B Dominic Johnson  Saint Lucia - o xxx 5.30
32 A Jurij Rovan  Slovenia xx- o xxx 5.30
B Lázaro Borges  Cuba - xxx NM
A Germán Chiaraviglio  Argentina - xxx NM
A Iliyan Efremov  Bulgaria xxx NM
A Kim Yoo-Suk  South Korea - xxx NM
A Steven Lewis  Great Britain - - xxx NM
A Brad Walker  United States - - - - xxx NM

Final[edit]

Key

  • o = Height cleared
  • x = Height failed
  • = Height passed
  • r  = Retired
  • SB = Season's best
  • PB = Personal best
  • NR = National record
  • AR = Area record
  • OR = Olympic record
  • WR = World record
  • WL = World lead
  • NM = No mark
  • DNS = Did not start
  • DQ = Disqualified
Rank Name Nationality 5.45 5.60 5.70 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 5.96 Result Notes[3]
1st, gold medalist(s) Steven Hooker  Australia o xxo xxo xxo xxo 5.96 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yevgeny Lukyanenko  Russia xxo o o xxo xxx 5.85
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derek Miles  United States o xxo xo xxx 5.70
4 Dmitry Starodubtsev  Russia xxo xxo xo xxx 5.70
5 Danny Ecker  Germany xo xxo xxx 5.70
6 Jérôme Clavier  France xo o xxx 5.60
7 Raphael Holzdeppe  Germany o xo xxx 5.60
8 Igor Pavlov  Russia xxo xxx 5.60
9 Jan Kudlička  Czech Republic o xxx 5.45
10 Przemysław Czerwiński  Poland xo xxx 5.45
Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy xxx NM
Leonid Andreev  Uzbekistan xxx NM
DQ Denys Yurchenko  Ukraine xxo xo o 5.70
  • Denys Yurchenko of Ukraine originally finished third, but in November 2016, it was announced that he tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Pole Vault M Final". IAAF. Archived from the original on 24 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-22.