Vanessa Boslak

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Vanessa Boslak
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Vanessa Boslak in 2013
Personal information
Born (1982-06-11) 11 June 1982 (age 36)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Country  France
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) outdoor - 4.70 m (2006 and 2007); indoor - 4.70 m (2012)
Updated on 19 November 2013.

Vanessa Boslak (born 11 June 1982) is a French pole vaulter. She was born in Lesquin, France.

Boslak represented her country in major international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Indoor Championships, European Championships and European Indoor Championships.

Boslak's personal outdoor best is 4.70 metres, achieved at the 2006 European Cup in Málaga on 28 June 2006 and in the pole vault final of the 2007 World Championships in Osaka on 28 August 2007. She achieved her personal indoor best of 4.70m in winning the silver medal on 11 March 2012 at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

International competition record[edit]

  • Note: Only the position and height in the final are indicated, unless otherwise stated. (q) means the athlete did not qualify for the final, with the overall position and height in the qualification round indicated.
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  France
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 6th 4.00 m
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 4.00 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd 4.10 m
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 3rd 4.15 m
2002 European Cup Annecy, France 3rd 4.45 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 11th 4.20 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th NM
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 4.40 m
World Championships Paris, France 18th (q) 4.15 m (q)
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 4.25 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 4.50 m (iNR)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 4.40 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 4.35 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 13th (q) 4.30 m (q)
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 4.40 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 4.35 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 4.50 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 4.65 m (iNR)
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 4.15 m (q)
European Cup Málaga, Spain 2nd 4.70 m (NR)
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th 4.23 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 4.70 m (NR)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th 4.60 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 4.55 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 2nd 4.70 m (iNR)
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 4.50 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th 4.30 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 17th (q) 4.25 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 28th (q) 4.30 m