Athletics at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's pole vault

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Men's pole vault at the XVI Pan American Games
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Venue Telmex Athletics Stadium
Dates October 28
Competitors 12 from 8 nations
Gold medal    Cuba
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Mexico
Athletics at
the 2011 Pan American Games

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's pole vault event of the athletics events at the 2011 Pan American Games was held the 28 of October at the Telmex Athletics Stadium.[1][2] The defending Pan American Games champion is Fábio Gomes da Silva of the Brazil.


Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:

World record  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 Sestriere, Italy July 31, 1994
Pan American Games record  Pat Manson (USA) 5.75 Mar del Plata, Argentine March 18, 1995


Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to two entrants providing they had met the minimum standard (5.00) in the qualifying period (January 1, 2010 to September 14, 2011).[2]


Date Time Round
October 28, 2011 15:30 Final


All distances shown are in meters:centimeters

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best


The final was held on October 28.

Rank Athlete Nationality 4.90 5.05 5.20 5.30 5.40 5.50 5.60 5.65 5.70 5.76 5.80 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Lázaro Borges Cuba o o o o xxo o 5.80 PR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jeremy Scott United States o xo xo o xxx 5.60
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giovanni Lanaro Mexico o o o xxx 5.50
4 Germán Chiaraviglio Argentina xo xo xo xxx 5.50 SB
5 Fábio Gomes da Silva Brazil o xo xxx 5.40
6 Yanquier Lara Cuba o xo xo xxx 5.40
7 Jason Wurster Canada o xxx 5.20
8 Luis Nevárez Mexico o o xxx 5.05
9 Rubén Benitez Argentina o xo xxx 5.05
10 Jabari Ennis Jamaica o xxx 4.90
Nick Mossberg United States xxx NM
Rick Valcin Saint Lucia xxx NM