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2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's pole vault

The men's pole vault at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 22 and 24 August.[1][2]

Men's pole vault
at the 2015 World Championships
Shawnacy Barber Beijing 2015.jpg
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates22 August (qualification)
24 August (final)
Competitors34 from 21 nations
Winning height5.90
Medalists
gold medal    Canada
silver medal    Germany
bronze medal    Poland
bronze medal    France
bronze medal    Poland
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CompetitionEdit

World record holder and world leader Renaud Lavillenie set his opening height at 5.80, after most of the field had already attempted two heights. He cleared it with one foot to spare on his first attempt. It is believed to be the highest opening height ever attempted. At the end of that round, only six jumpers remained and three others, Shawnacy Barber, Piotr Lisek and 2011 winner Paweł Wojciechowski also had no misses. Returning champion Raphael Holzdeppe also was one of the six to clear 5.80, including several misses.

At the next height, 5.90, Lavillenie cleared the bar easily, but in the wrong position. Each time he knocked it off on his way down. Barber, the National High School Record holder and NCAA Champion from the University of Akron, cleared on his first attempt. On his last attempt Holzdeppe cleared 5.90 to stay in the competition, leaving a three-way tie for the bronze medal between Wojciechowski, Lisek, and Lavillenie.[3]

Barber and Holzdeppe competed for the gold medal at a height of 6.00; both athletes failed to clear it on all three attempts, neither really getting off a serious attempt. Barber's initial success at 5.90 in the previous round gave him the gold medal over Holzdeppe.[4]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[5]

World record   Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 6.16 Donetsk, Ukraine 15 February 2014
Championship record   Dmitri Markov (AUS) 6.05 Edmonton, Canada 9 August 2001
World Leading   Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 6.05 Eugene, OR, United States 30 May 2015
African record   Okkert Brits (RSA) 6.03 Cologne, Germany 18 August 1995
Asian record   Grigoriy Yegorov (KAZ) 5.90 Stuttgart, Germany 19 August 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Brad Walker (USA) 6.04 Eugene, OR, United States 8 June 2008
South American record   Thiago Braz da Silva (BRA) 5.92 Baku, Azerbaijan 24 June 2014
European record   Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 6.16 Donetsk, Ukraine 15 February 2014
Oceanian record   Dmitri Markov (AUS) 6.05 Edmonton, Canada 9 August 2001

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[6]
5.65

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
22 August 2015 18:40 Qualification
24 August 2015 19:05 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

ResultsEdit

KEY: Q Qualified q 12 best performers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

QualificationEdit

Qualification: 5.70 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).[7]

Rank Group Name Nationality 5.25 5.40 5.55 5.65 5.70 Mark Notes
1 A Sam Kendricks   United States (USA) o o o o o 5.70 Q
1 B Pawel Wojciechowski   Poland (POL) - o o o o 5.70 Q
1 B Renaud Lavillenie   France (FRA) - - - - o 5.70 Q
1 B Jan Kudlička   Czech Republic (CZE) - o - o o 5.70 Q
1 B Robert Sobera   Poland (POL) - o o o o 5.70 Q
1 B Robert Renner   Slovenia (SLO) - o o o o 5.70 Q, NR
7 B Tobias Scherbarth   Germany (GER) - o o x- o 5.70 Q, SB
7 A Michal Balner   Czech Republic (CZE) - o o xo o 5.70 Q
7 A Shawnacy Barber   Canada (CAN) - o o xo o 5.70 Q
7 A Piotr Lisek   Poland (POL) - o o xo o 5.70 Q
11 A Augusto de Oliveira   Brazil (BRA) - o xxo o o 5.70 Q
12 A Ivan Gertlein   Russia (RUS) xo xo xxo xo o 5.70 Q, PB
13 A Germán Chiaraviglio   Argentina (ARG) o o o o xo 5.70 Q
14 A Kévin Menaldo   France (FRA) - o xo o xo 5.70 Q
15 A Ivan Horvat   Croatia (CRO) - o o o xxo 5.70 Q, NR
15 A Raphael Holzdeppe   Germany (GER) - - - - xxo 5.70 Q
17 B Aleksandr Gripich   Russia (RUS) - o o o xxx 5.65
17 B Carlo Paech   Germany (GER) - - o o xxx 5.65
19 B Thiago Braz da Silva   Brazil (BRA) - - xxo o xxx 5.65
20 B Hiroki Ogita   Japan (JPN) - o o xo xxx 5.65 SB
20 A Brad Walker   United States (USA) - o o xo xxx 5.65
22 B Yao Jie   China (CHN) xo o o xo xxx 5.65 PB
23 B Georgiy Gorokhov   Russia (RUS) o o xxo xxo xxx 5.65 =PB
23 A Seito Yamamoto   Japan (JPN) - xo xo xxo xxx 5.65 SB
25 A Mareks Ārents   Latvia (LAT) o o o xxx 5.55
25 B Konstadinos Filippidis   Greece (GRE) - o o xxx 5.55
27 B Jacob Blankenship   United States (USA) - xo o xxx 5.55
28 A Zhang Wei   China (CHN) o xxo o xxx 5.55
29 A Steven Lewis   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o xxx 5.40
30 B Nikita Filippov   Kazakhstan (KAZ) o xo xxx 5.40
31 B Adrián Vallés   Spain (ESP) o xxo - xx- x 5.40
31 A Arnaud Art   Belgium (BEL) - xxo xxx 5.40
33 A Fábio Gomes da Silva   Brazil (BRA) o xxx 5.25
33 B Vladyslav Revenko   Ukraine (UKR) o xxx 5.25
A Natán Rivera   El Salvador (ESA) xxr NM

FinalEdit

The final was started at 19:05.[8]

 
Gold medal winner, Shawnacy Barber
 
Renaud Lavillenie clearing his only height
Rank Name Nationality 5.50 5.65 5.80 5.90 6.00 Mark Notes
  Shawnacy Barber   Canada (CAN) o o o o xxx 5.90
  Raphael Holzdeppe   Germany (GER) - o xo xxo xxx 5.90
  Paweł Wojciechowski   Poland (POL) - o o xxx 5.80
  Renaud Lavillenie   France (FRA) - - o xxx 5.80
  Piotr Lisek   Poland (POL) o o o xxx 5.80
6 Kévin Menaldo   France (FRA) o o xxo xxx 5.80
7 Michal Balner   Czech Republic (CZE) o o xxx 5.65
7 Tobias Scherbarth   Germany (GER) o o xxx 5.65
9 Augusto de Oliveira   Brazil (BRA) xo xo xxx 5.65
9 Ivan Horvat   Croatia (CRO) xo xo xxx 5.65
9 Sam Kendricks   United States (USA) xo xo xxx 5.65
9 Germán Chiaraviglio   Argentina (ARG) xo xo xxx 5.65
13 Jan Kudlička   Czech Republic (CZE) o xxx 5.50
13 Robert Renner   Slovenia (SLO) o xxx 5.50
15 Robert Sobera   Poland (POL) xo xxx 5.50
Ivan Gertlein   Russia (RUS) xxx NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "REPORT: MEN'S POLE VAULT FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/news/report/men/pole-vault/final
  5. ^ "Records & Lists – Pole Vault". IAAF. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  7. ^ Qualification results
  8. ^ Final results