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1999 World Championships in Athletics Sevilla, Spain

1999 7th IAAF World Championships - Seville - Men's Pole Vault

 

 

Host City: Seville, Spain Format: Qualifying round (5.75 or top 12 to final) (Aug 24)
Dates: August 20–29, 1999
Nations participating: 201
Athletes participating: 1821
    Main venue: Estadio Olímpico
Overview by IAAF   sevilla1 
For the first time the world pole vault champion would be someone other than Sergey Bubka, out with an Achilles tendon injury. His heir apparent had long been Tarasov, the 1992 Olympic Champion and a medallist behind Bubka at the last four World Championships, and he grasped the opportunity. The Russian cleared 5.70 and 5.90 first time, 5.96 at the third and 6.02 – adding a centimetre to Bubka’s championship record – at the first try. He had to wait until Markov, who passed 5.96, used up his trials at 6.02 (one) and 6.07 (two) before victory was confirmed. “I hope that now, when people talk about pole vault, they will not talk only about Bubka, but also a bit about me,” he said. As bigger names floundered, Siberian-born Averbukh (an 8084 decathlete in 1997) surprisingly took bronze for Israel’s first ever medal as he was the only man to clear 5.80. Thus, the first three places all went to ex-Soviet athletes.
 These are the official results of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes, with two qualifying groups and the final held on Thursday 26 August 1999 at 19:10h.
 
  Pole Vault 26 August

Men Pole Vault Final

Russia's Maksim Tarasov carried out his condition of favourite and won with 6,02, a new Championships' record. He is the first man to take this event after the six consecutive victories of the world record holder, Sergey Bubka, absent in Seville due to an injury. Tarasov, silver medallist in the last two editions of the IAAF World Championships, made a clean series until 5.90m and then cleared 5.96m at his third attempt. He then made a splendid jump over 6.02m at his first attempt, bettering by just one centimetre Sergey Bubka's championships record established in Athens '97. Australia's Dmitry Markov won the silver clearing 5.90m at his first attempt, while bronze medal wnet to the surprising Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR) who set a new national record of 5.80m. Tim Lobinger (GER), who had already jumped over 6 metres this year, had to resign on 5.70m. The Olympic champion Jean Galfione (FRA) made no jumps in 5,70, his first height.
  Final
1 Maksim Tarasov RUS 2 Dec 70 6.02
2 Dmitri Markov AUS 14 Mar 75 5.90
3 Alex Averbukh ISR 1 Oct 74 5.80
4 Nick Hysong USA 9 Dec 71 5.70
4 Danny Ecker GER 21 Jul 77 5.70
6 Tim Lobinger GER 3 Sep 72 5.70
7 Igor Potapovich KAZ 6 Sep 67 5.70
7 Michael Stolle GER 17 Dec 74 5.70
9 Danny Krasnov ISR 27 May 70 5.50
Okkert Brits RSA 22 Aug 73 5.50
Jean Galfione FRA 9 Jun 71 NH
Romain Mesnil FRA 13 Jun 77 NH
Monxtu Miranda ESP 27 Dec 76 DNS
Final 19:10 Height 550 570 580 590 596 602 607
1 Maksim Tarasov RUS 6.02m - O - O XXO O -
2 Dmitriy Markov AUS 5.90m - O - O - X- XX
3 Aleksandr Averbukh ISR 5.80m - XO XO XXX
4 Danny Ecker GER 5.70m O O XXX
4 Nick Hysong USA 5.70m O O XXX
6 Tim Lobinger GER 5.70m O XO XXX
7 Michael Stolle GER 5.70m O XXO - XXX
7 Igor Potapovich KAZ 5.70m - XXO - X- XX
9 Danny Krasnov ISR 5.50m O XXX
10 Okkert Brits RSA 5.50m XO - XXX
- Romain Mesnil FRA NM XXX
- Jean Galfione FRA NM - XXX
- Montxu Miranda ESP DNS

Men Pole vault qualification

The qualifying mark was 5.75, but it was not necessary to reach that height to find out the identity of the thirteen finalists. The most remarkable thing in group B was the elimination of American Jeff Hartwig,who was only able to clear 5.55, even though he was second in the season's list with 6.02. Only three athletes in group B vaulted over 5.70. Six men cleared this height in group A. Reigning European champion and former Olympic champion Russian Maksim Tarasov made just one jump, at 5.70, throughout the qualification. The only favourite in trouble was Commonwealth record holder South African Okkert Brits who had to settle with 5.65. The final will take place on Thursday.
  Qualification 24 August
Tim Lobinger GER 3 Sep 72 5.70 q
Romain Mesnil FRA 13 Jun 77 5.70 q
Nick Hysong USA 9 Dec 71 5.70 q
Danny Ecker GER 21 Jul 77 5.70 q
Dmitri Markov AUS 14 Mar 75 5.70 q
Maksim Tarasov RUS 2 Dec 70 5.70 q
Jean Galfione FRA 9 Jun 71 5.70 q
Igor Potapovich KAZ 6 Sep 67 5.70 q
Michael Stolle GER 17 Dec 74 5.70 q
Okkert Brits RSA 22 Aug 73 5.65 q
Monxtu Miranda ESP 27 Dec 76 5.65 q
Danny Krasnov ISR 27 May 70 5.65 q
Alex Averbukh ISR 1 Oct 74 5.65 q
Petr Špaček CZE 23 Jul 75 5.55
Heikki Vääräniemi FIN 21 Dec 69 5.55
Martin Eriksson SWE 15 Jun 71 5.55
Pat Manson USA 29 Nov 67 5.55
Jussi Autio FIN 5 Apr 75 5.55
Vadim Strogalyov RUS 9 Feb 75 5.55
Dominic Johnson LCA 31 Oct 75 5.55
José Manuel Arcos ESP 19 Jan 73 5.55
Jeff Hartwig USA 25 Sep 67 5.55
Martin Kysela CZE 25 Mar 74 5.40
Thibaut Duval BEL 1 Feb 79 5.40
Patrik Kristiansson SWE 3 Jun 77 5.40
Štěpán Janáček CZE 12 Jun 77 5.40
Kevin Hughes GBR 30 Apr 73 5.40
Martin Voss DEN 5 Sep 67 5.40
Javier García ESP 22 Jul 66 5.40
Maurilio Mariani ITA 22 Apr 73 5.40
Trond Barthel NOR 11 Sep 70 NH
Viktor Chistyakov AUS 9 Feb 75 DNS
Fumiaki Kobayashi JPN 10 Dec 74 NH
Grigoriy Yegorov KAZ 12 Jan 67 DNS
 
Group A Height 540 555 565 570 575
1 Maksim Tarasov RUS 5.70m - - - O -
1 Dmitriy Markov AUS 5.70m - O - O -
1 Danny Ecker GER 5.70m O O O O -
4 Nick Hysong USA 5.70m - - XXO XO -
5 Romain Mesnil FRA 5.70m - O - XXO -
6 Tim Lobinger GER 5.70m O XXO XO XXO -
7 Montxu Miranda ESP 5.65m O XXO XO XX-
8 Okkert Brits RSA 5.65m O O XXO XXX
9 Pat Manson USA 5.55m - O XXX
9 Martin Eriksson SWE 5.55m - O XXX
11 Heikki Vaaraniemi FIN 5.55m O XXO XXX
11 Petr Spacek CZE 5.55m O XXO XXX
13 Thibaut Duval BEL 5.40m O XXX
13 Martin Kysela CZE 5.40m O XXX
15 Maurilio Mariani ITA 5.40m XO XXX
- Fumiaki Kobayashi JPN NM XXX
- Grigoriy Yegorov KAZ DNS
Group B Height 540 555 565 570 575
1 Michael Stolle GER 5.70m - O - O X
1 Igor Potapovich KZK 5.70m - O - O
3 Jean Galfione FRA 5.70m - XO - O X
4 Aleksandr Averbukh ISR 5.65m - O O - X
5 Danny Krasnov ISR 5.65m - O XXO - X
6 Jeff Hartwig USA 5.55m - O - XXX
7 Jose Manuel Arcos ESP 5.55m XO O XXX
8 Dominic Johnson STL 5.55m O XO XXX
9 Vadim Strogalyov RUS 5.55m - XXO XXX
9 Jussi Autio FIN 5.55m O XXO XXX
11 Javier Garcia ESP 5.40m O XXX
11 Martin Voss DEN 5.40m O XXX
13 Kevin Hughes GBR 5.40m XO XXX
14 Stepan Janacek CZE 5.40m XXO XXX
14 Patrik Kristiansson SWE 5.40m XXO XXX
- Trond Barthel NOR NM XXX
- Viktor Chistyakov AUS DNS

Group A 24 AUG 1999 19:30 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1999
1 1267 Maksim Tarasov RUS RUS 6.05 6.05
2 379 Montxu Miranda ESP ESP 5.78i 5.71
3 446 Heikki Vääräniemi FIN FIN 5.77 5.60
4 97 Thibaut Duval BEL BEL 5.62 5.62
5 310 Petr Špacek CZE CZE 5.60 5.60
6 1203 Okkert Brits RSA RSA 6.03 5.75
7 916 Grigoriy Yegorov KAZ KAZ 5.90 5.80i
8 607 Tim Lobinger GER GER 6.00 6.00
9 839 Fumiaki Kobayashi JPN JPN 5.62 5.62
10 56 Dmitri Markov AUS AUS 6.00 5.95
11 1489 Pat Manson USA USA 5.85 5.70
12 792 Maurilio Mariani ITA ITA 5.70 5.70
13 486 Romain Mesnil FRA FRA 5.93 5.93
14 1360 Martin Eriksson SWE SWE 5.71i 5.60
15 317 Martin Kysela CZE CZE 5.65i 5.60
16 576 Danny Ecker GER GER 5.93 5.90
17 1478 Nick Hysong USA USA 5.85i 5.85i

Group B 24 AUG 1999 19:30 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1999
1 1265 Vadim Strogalev RUS RUS 5.85 5.80
2 1467 Jeff Hartwig USA USA 6.02 6.02
3 752 Aleksandr Averbukh ISR ISR 5.81 5.81
4 332 Martin Voss DEN DEN 5.72i 5.65i
5 758 Danny Krasnov ISR ISR 5.75 5.55
6 476 Jean Galfione FRA FRA 6.00i 6.00i
7 431 Jussi Autio FIN FIN 5.60 5.60
8 1600 Patrik Kristiansson SWE SWE 5.77 5.71
9 355 José Manuel Arcos ESP ESP 5.80i 5.80i
10 620 Michael Stolle GER GER 5.91 5.91
11 914 Igor Potapovich KAZ KAZ 5.92 5.80
12 370 Javier García ESP ESP 5.77i 5.60
13 1234 Viktor Chistiakov AUS AUS 5.90 5.90
14 1322 Dominic Johnson LCA LCA 5.65 5.61
15 1097 Trond Barthel NOR NOR 5.72 5.71i
16 313 Štepán Janacek CZE CZE 5.65 5.65
17 539 Kevin Hughes GBR GBR 5.61 5.61

 

 

 

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