Sun Caiyun

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Sun Caiyun (Chinese: 孙彩云; born July 21, 1973 in Shenzhen) is a Chinese former pole vaulter, who was one of the leading athletes in her discipline in the early 1990s. She became the first official world record holder, jumping 4.05 meters on May 21, 1992 in Nanjing, China. In 1994 she received a three-month doping ban.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 1st 4.00 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th 4.20 m
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 8th 4.10 m
Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 3rd 4.00 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 22nd 3.85 m


Preceded by
Daniela Bártová
Women's pole vault world record holder
May 21, 1992–June 18, 1995
November 4–30, 1995
Succeeded by
Daniela Bártová
Australia Emma George