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1983 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

1983 1st IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's Pole Vault

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Qualifying round (Not completed due to bad weather) (Aug 12)
Dates: 7–14 August 1983
Nations participating: 153
Athletes participating: 1,355
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Like the Helsinki high jump, victory went to a little-known Ukrainian. The contest lasted almost seven hours after the qualifying round was abandoned due to heavy rain and strong winds. All 27 men appeared again in the final, where it took five and a half hours for the bar to be raised to 5.60. By then, eight men were in contention. Volkov and Tarev made it on their first attempt while Bubka, the third string Soviet, went over on his third. At 5.65, the two Soviets passed. Tarev failed, but won the bronze because three others who passed at 5.60 also went out. Vaulting first in distinctive striped socks, Bubka had an easy firsttime success at 5.70. The more experienced Volkov failed once at 5.70 and twice at 5.75. The winner, not 20 until December, took three attempts at a world record of 5.82.
 These are the official results of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 27 participating athletes. The qualification round was stopped and later canceled due to heavy rain and strong winds and eventually a straight final was held on 14 August, the last day of the championships.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1983 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Vladimir Polyakov (URS) 5.81 m June 26, 1981 Soviet Union Tbilisi, Georgia
Event Record New event
 
  Pole Vault 14 August
  Final
1 Sergey Bubka URS 4 Dec 63 5.70
2 Konstantin Volkov URS 28 Feb 60 5.60
3 Atanas Tarev BUL 31 Jan 58 5.60
4 Tadeusz Slusarski POL 19 May 50 5.55
5 Tom Hintnaus BRA 15 Feb 58 5.50
6 Patrick Abada FRA 20 Mar 54 5.50
7 Miro Zalar SWE 24 Mar 57 5.50
8 Thierry Vigneron FRA 9 Mar 60 5.40
8 Władysław Kozakiewicz POL 8 Dec 53 5.40
10 Felix Böhni SUI 14 Feb 58 5.40
10 František Jansa TCH 12 Sep 62 5.40
10 Vladimir Polyakov URS 17 Apr 60 5.40
13 Jeff Buckingham USA 14 Jun 60 5.40
14 Veijo Vannesluoma FIN 29 Jul 58 5.40
15 Günther Lohre FRG 12 May 53 5.25
15 Liang Weiqiang CHN 15 Mar 58 5.25
17 Jürgen Winkler FRG 1 Mar 59 5.25
18 Timo Kuusisto FIN 28 Jun 59 5.25
19 Tomomi Takahashi JPN 29 Jan 56 5.25
20 Alberto Ruiz ESP 22 Dec 61 5.10
Hermann Fehringer AUT 8 Dec 62 NH
Tapani Haapakoski FIN 14 Jun 53 NH
Billy Olson USA 19 Jul 58 NH
Pierre Quinon FRA 20 Feb 62 NH
Mike Tully USA 21 Oct 56 NH
Ivo Yanchev BUL 5 Sep 60 NH
George Barber CAN NH
 
Final 13:30 Height 510 525 540 550 555 560 565 570 582
1 Sergey Bubka URS 5.70m - - O O - XXO - XXO XXX
2 Konstantin Volkov URS 5.60m - - O - - O - XXX
3 Atanas Tarev BUL 5.60m - - XXO O - O XXX
4 Tadeusz Slusarski POL 5.55m - - XO - O - XXX
5 Tom Hintnaus BRA 5.50m - - XO O - XX- X
6 Patrick Abada FRA 5.50m - - - XO - XXX
7 Miro Zalar SWE 5.50m - - XO XO - XXX
8 Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz POL 5.40m - - O X- XX
8 Thierry Vigneron FRA 5.40m - O O XXX
10 Felix Bohni SUI 5.40m O?
10 Frantisek Jansa TCH 5.40m O?
10 Vladimir Polyakov URS 5.40m O?
13 Jeff Buckingham USA 5.40m O?
14 Veijo Vannesluoma FIN 5.40m O?
15 Gunther Lohre FRG 5.25m O?
15 Weiqiang Liang CHN 5.25m O?
17 Jurgen Winkler FRG 5.25m O?
18 Timo Kuusisto FIN 5.25m O?
19 Tomomi Takahashi JPN 5.25m O?
20 Alberto Ruiz ESP 5.10m O?
- Hermann Fehringer AUT NM
- Tapani Haapakoski FIN NM
- Billy Olson USA NM
- Pierre Quinon FRA NM - - XXX
- Mike Tully USA NM
- Ivo Yanchev BUL NM
- George Barber CAN NM
 

14 AUG 1983 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Patrick Abada FRA FRA 5.45  
  George Barber CAN CAN    
  Felix Böhni SUI SUI 5.71 5.71
  Sergey Bubka URS URS 5.55  
  Jeff Buckingham USA USA    
  Hermann Fehringer AUT AUT    
  Tapani Haapakoski FIN FIN 5.45  
  Tomas Valdemar Hintnaus BRA BRA    
  František Jansa TCH TCH    
  Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz POL POL 5.78  
  Timo Kuusisto FIN FIN    
  Weiqiang Liang CHN CHN    
  Günther Lohre FRG FRG 5.35  
  Billy Olson USA USA    
  Vladimir Polyakov URS URS 5.81  
  Pierre Quinon FRA FRA 5.82 5.82
  Alberto Ruiz ESP ESP    
  Tadeusz Slusarski POL POL 5.65  
  Tomomi Takahashi JPN JPN 5.51i  
  Atanas Tarev BUL BUL    
  Mike Tully USA USA    
  Veijo Vannesluoma FIN FIN    
  Thierry Vigneron FRA FRA 5.80  
  Konstantin Volkov URS URS 5.65  
  Jürgen Winkler FRG FRG    
  Ivo Yanchev BUL BUL    
  Miro Zalar SWE SWE 5.45

 

 

 

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