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2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Men's Pole vault

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 5.75 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 27, 2000  
Date Finished: September 29, 2000  
(Competitors: 35; Countries: 22; Finalists: 13)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF    2000_olympic_stadium.jpg
Six times World Champion Sergey Bubka had further bad Olympic fourtune, sadly failing to make the final for the third time. Six made the qualifying height of 5.70 and were joined by seven who scaled 5.65. In the final, four were eliminated by the time the bar was raised to 5.80, most notably Germany’s 6m vaulter Tim Lobinger. Clearing 5.80 first time were Hysong and Johnson, and the Australian imports Markov and Chistyakov. Hysong battered the bar at a personal best 5.90 but it stayed on, while Johnson flew clear on his second attempt. Defending champion Tarasov and Stolle then cleared 5.90 on the final attempts to take the next two places.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The top vaulter in 2004 was Jeff Hartwig, who had cleared 6.03 (19-9½) but he did not make the US team. Favored once again was Sergey Bubka (UKR), the greatest vaulter ever, but one who had known almost nothing but misery at the Olympics. In 1984, he could not compete because of the boycott. From 1988-2000 he was the favorite but won only in 1988. In 1992, he did not make a height in the final. In 1996 he withdrew from the qualifying with an Achilles’ injury. In Sydney, he opened at 5.70 (18-8¼) in the qualifying but did not clear that height and was out. His Olympic career as a competitor was over, although in 1999 he had been elected as a member of the IOC. There were eight vaulters left at 5.90 (19-4¼), all having cleared 5.80 (19-0¼). Only four were successful at 5.90 – Nick Hysong (USA) on his first attempt, Lawrence Johnson (USA) on his second attempt, and Maksim Tarasov (1992 gold medalist) (RUS) and Michael Stolle (GER) on their third attempts. Nobody could do any better and that settled the medals – Hysong gold, Johnson silver, and Tarasov getting bronze based on fewer total misses.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in meters) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 6.14 m Sergey Bubka Ukraine Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic Record 5.92 m Jean Galfione France Atlanta, United States 2 August 1996
 
        Results        
 
Pole vault Men     Final 29 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 5.90     Nick Hysong United States USA 9 Dec 71  
2 5.90     Lawrence Johnson United States USA 7 May 74  
3 5.90     Maksim Tarasov Russia RUS 2 Dec 70  
4 5.90     Michael Stolle Germany GER 17 Dec 74  
5 5.80     Viktor Chistyakov Australia AUS 9 Feb 75  
5 5.80     Dmitri Markov Australia AUS 14 Mar 75  
7 5.80     Okkert Brits South Africa RSA 22 Aug 73  
8 5.80     Danny Ecker Germany GER 21 Jul 77  
9 5.70     Monxtu Miranda Spain ESP 27 Dec 76  
10 5.50     Alex Averbukh Israel ISR 1 Oct 74  
10 5.50     Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy ITA 5 Jan 79  
10 5.50     Yevgeniy Smiryagin Russia RUS 17 May 76  
13 5.50     Tim Lobinger Germany GER 3 Sep 72  
Pole vault Men     Qualification 27 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 5.70   Q Nick Hysong United States USA 9 Dec 71  
2 5.70   Q Danny Ecker Germany GER 21 Jul 77  
3 5.70   Q Dmitri Markov Australia AUS 14 Mar 75  
4 5.70   Q Viktor Chistyakov Australia AUS 9 Feb 75  
5 5.70   Q Michael Stolle Germany GER 17 Dec 74  
6 5.70   Q Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy ITA 5 Jan 79  
7 5.65   Q Okkert Brits South Africa RSA 22 Aug 73  
7 5.65   Q Alex Averbukh Israel ISR 1 Oct 74  
7 5.65   Q Maksim Tarasov Russia RUS 2 Dec 70  
10 5.65   Q Tim Lobinger Germany GER 3 Sep 72  
10 5.65   Q Yevgeniy Smiryagin Russia RUS 17 May 76  
12 5.65   Q Monxtu Miranda Spain ESP 27 Dec 76  
12 5.65   Q Lawrence Johnson United States USA 7 May 74  
14 5.65     Štěpán Janáček Czech Republic CZE 12 Jun 77  
15 5.65     Rens Blom Netherlands NED 1 Mar 77  
16 5.55     Javier García Spain ESP 22 Jul 66  
16 5.55     Jean Galfione France FRA 9 Jun 71  
16 5.55     Kevin Hughes Great Britain GBR 30 Apr 73  
16 5.55     Paul Burgess Australia AUS 14 Aug 79  
20 5.55     Danny Krasnov Israel ISR 27 May 70  
20 5.55     Patrik Kristiansson Sweden SWE 3 Jun 77  
22 5.55     Thibaut Duval Belgium BEL 1 Feb 79  
22 5.55     Ilian Efremov Bulgaria BUL 2 Aug 70  
22 5.55     Martin Eriksson Sweden SWE 15 Jun 71  
25 5.55     Manabu Yokoyama Japan JPN 20 Jul 74  
26 5.40     Dominic Johnson Saint Lucia LCA 31 Oct 75  
26 5.40     Pavel Gerasimov Russia RUS 29 May 79  
26 5.40     Chad Harting United States USA 20 Feb 72  
29 5.40     João André Silva Portugal POR 28 May 76  
30 5.40     Romain Mesnil France FRA 13 Jun 77  
30 5.40     Denys Yurchenko Ukraine UKR 27 Jan 78  
33 5.25     Nuno Fernandes Portugal POR 1 Apr 69  
  NH     Igor Potapovich Kazakhstan KAZ 6 Sep 67  
  NH     Robbie Pratt Mexico MEX 25 Feb 80  
  DNS     Ruhan Işim Turkey TUR 5 Jun 70  
 
Detailed View
 Men Pole Vault Olympic Games Sidney 2000 - Friday 29.09
Final 18.30h Team Height 550 570 580 590 596
1. Nick Hysong USA 5.90m O XO O O XXX
2. Lawrence Johnson USA 5.90m - O O XO XXX
3. Maksim Tarasov RUS 5.90m O - XO XXO XXX
4. Michael Stolle GER 5.90m XXO O XO XXO XXX
5. Dmitriy Markov AUS 5.80m O - O XX- X
5. Viktor Chistyakov AUS 5.80m O O O XXX
7. Okkert Brits RSA 5.80m - O XO XXX
8. Danny Ecker GER 5.80m O XO XO XXX
9. Montxu Miranda ESP 5.70m O XXO XXX
10.Yevgeniy Smiryagin RUS 5.50m O XXX
10.Aleksandr Averbukh ISR 5.50m O XXX
10.Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA 5.50m O XXX
13.Tim Lobinger GER 5.50m XO XXX
Qualification - Wednesday 27.09 mark 5.75m 0+13 Athletes
Group A Team Height 525 540 555 565 570
1. Dmitriy Markov AUS 5.70m - - O - XO
2. Viktor Chistyakov AUS 5.70m - O XO XXO XO
3. Yevgeniy Smiryagin RUS 5.65m - O O O XX-
3. Tim Lobinger GER 5.65m - O O O X-
5. Montxu Miranda ESP 5.65m - XO O O XXX
5. Lawrence Johnson USA 5.65m - - XO O
7. Stepan Janacek CZE 5.65m - XXO O O XXX
8. Rens Blom NED 5.65m - O O XO XXX
9. Jean Galfione FRA 5.55m - O O XXX
10.Patrik Kristiansson SWE 5.55m - O XO XXX
10.Danny Krasnov ISR 5.55m - O XO XXX
12.Thibaut Duval BEL 5.55m - XO XXO XXX
13.Pavel Gerasimov RUS 5.40m - XO - XXX
14.Francesco Nuno Fernandes POR 5.25m XXO XXX
-. Sergey Bubka UKR NM - - - - XXX
-. Igor Potapovich KZK NM - - XXX
-. Robinson Pratt MEX NM XXX
-. Ruhan Isim TUR DNS
Group B Team Height 525 540 555 565 570
1. Nick Hysong USA 5.70m - - O O O
2. Danny Ecker GER 5.70m - - XO - O
3. Michael Stolle GER 5.70m - - O - XXO
4. Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA 5.70m - O XO O XXO
5. Okkert Brits RSA 5.65m - - O O
5. Aleksandr Averbukh ISR 5.65m - - O O
5. Maksim Tarasov RUS 5.65m - - - O
8. Paul Burgess AUS 5.55m - O O XXX
8. Javier Garcia ESP 5.55m - O O XX- X
8. Kevin Hughes GBR 5.55m O O O XXX
11.Ilian Efremov BUL 5.55m O XO XXO - XXX
11.Martin Eriksson SWE 5.55m - XO XXO XXX
13.Manabu Yokoyama JPN 5.55m - XXO XXO XXX
14.Chad Harting USA 5.40m - XO X- XX
14.Dominic Johnson STL 5.40m - XO XXX
16.Joao Andre POR 5.40m XO XO XXX
17.Romain Mesnil FRA 5.40m - XXO X- XX
17.Denis Yurchenko UKR 5.40m - XXO - X-
-. Photis Stephani CYP NM XXX
 
 
 

 

 

 

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