Pentti Nikula

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Pentti Nikula
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Medal record
Representing  Finland
Men's athletics
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Belgrade Pole vault

Pentti Nikula (born 3 February 1939 in Somero) is a retired Finnish pole vaulter. During his career he won the European Championships and held the world record. He was the first pole vaulter to clear 5.0 metres.

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Preceded by
United States David Tork
Men's Pole Vault World Record Holder
April 28, 1962 – April 27, 1963
Succeeded by
United States Brian Sternberg