2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's pole vault
|Men's pole vault |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Dates||28 September (qualification)|
1 October (final)
|Competitors||34 from 16 nations|
The field contained a who's who of contemporary pole vaulters, save 2015 champion Shawnacy Barber. World record holder Renaud Lavillenie and 2011 champion Paweł Wojciechowski didn't make the final. In the final, 2013 champion Raphael Holzdeppe and Olympic champion Thiago Braz bowed out, unable to clear 5.80m. That height selected the medalists and it was the same three who had cleared 6 metres earlier in the season, all three perfect to that point.
At 5.87m, all three missed their first attempt. Armand Duplantis cleared it on his second attempt, matched by Piotr Lisek, but defending champion Sam Kendricks missed again, not only taking him out of the lead, but leaving him only one more attempt to be allowed to continue. He made an adjustment to the placement of his standards then made it for new life. At 5.92m, Duplantis and Lisek missed their first attempts, Kendricks made his. Advantage Kendricks. Duplantis missed his next attempt, then Lisek decided to go for the win and saved his two remaining attempts for the next height 5.97 m (19 ft 7 in). Now the pressure was on Duplantis. He made his attempt, putting him into silver medal position.
At 5.97m, none of the three could get over on their first two attempts. Lisek was eliminated and had to settle for bronze. Again under pressure, Duplantis and Kendricks both made their final attempt. The bar moved to 6.02m with Kendricks holding the lead. Neither were able to make their first two attempts, when Duplantis failed a third time, Kendricks celebrated the successful defense of his title.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World record||Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)||6.16 m||Donetsk, Ukraine||15 February 2014|
|Championship record||Dmitri Markov (AUS)||6.05 m||Edmonton, Canada||9 August 2001|
|World Leading||Sam Kendricks (USA)||6.06 m||Des Moines, United States||27 July 2019|
|African Record||Okkert Brits (RSA)||6.03 m||Cologne, Germany||18 August 1995|
|Asian Record||Igor Potapovich (KAZ)||5.92 m||Stockholm, Sweden||19 February 1998|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Sam Kendricks (USA)||6.06 m||Des Moines, United States||27 July 2019|
|South American Record||Thiago Braz (BRA)||6.03 m||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||15 August 2016|
|European Record||Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)||6.16 m||Donetsk, Ukraine||15 February 2014|
|Oceanian record||Steven Hooker (AUS)||6.06 m||Boston, United States||7 February 2009|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 5.71 m.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:
Qualification: 5.75 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).
|1||A||Sam Kendricks||United States (USA)||o||o||o||o||o||5.75||Q|
|B||Piotr Lisek||Poland (POL)||–||o||o||o||o||5.75||Q|
|3||B||Cole Walsh||United States (USA)||–||xo||xo||xxo||o||5.75||Q|
|4||A||Thiago Braz||Brazil (BRA)||–||o||o||o||xo||5.75||Q|
|5||A||Claudio Stecchi||Italy (ITA)||–||–||o||xo||xo||5.75||Q|
|6||A||Huang Bokai||China (CHN)||–||o||xxo||xo||xo||5.75||Q, PB|
|7||B||Armand Duplantis||Sweden (SWE)||–||–||o||o||xxo||5.75||Q|
|8||B||Raphael Holzdeppe||Germany (GER)||–||o||xo||xxo||xxo||5.75||Q|
|9||A||Valentin Lavillenie||France (FRA)||–||o||o||o||xxx||5.70||q|
|10||B||Augusto Dutra||Brazil (BRA)||–||o||xo||o||xxx||5.70||q|
|11||A||Ben Broeders||Belgium (BEL)||–||xo||xo||o||xxx||5.70||q|
|B||Bo Kanda Lita Baehre||Germany (GER)||–||o||xxo||o||xxx||5.70||q|
|13||B||Konstantinos Filippidis||Greece (GRE)||o||o||o||xxo||xxx||5.70|
|A||Paweł Wojciechowski||Poland (POL)||–||o||o||xxo||xxx||5.70|
|15||A||Emmanouil Karalis||Greece (GRE)||–||o||o||xxx||5.60|
|B||Renaud Lavillenie||France (FRA)||–||–||o||xxx||5.60|
|B||KC Lightfoot||United States (USA)||o||o||o||xxx||5.60|
|B||Ernest Obiena||Philippines (PHI)||–||o||o||xxx||5.60|
|19||B||Robert Sobera||Poland (POL)||o||xxo||o||xxx||5.60|
|20||B||Seito Yamamoto||Japan (JPN)||o||xo||xo||xxx||5.60|
|21||A||Ding Bangchao||China (CHN)||xo||xo||xxo||xxx||5.60|
|22||A||Zach Bradford||United States (USA)||xxo||xo||xxo||xxx||5.60|
|23||A||Torben Blech||Germany (GER)||o||o||xx-||r||5.45|
|B||Rutger Koppelaar||Netherlands (NED)||o||o||xxx||5.45|
|25||A||Jin Min-sub||South Korea (KOR)||–||xo||–||xxx||5.45|
|26||B||Alioune Sene||France (FRA)||xxo||xo||xxx||5.45|
|27||A||Daichi Sawano||Japan (JPN)||–||xxo||xxx||5.45|
|28||A||Masaki Ejima||Japan (JPN)||xo||xxo||xxx||5.45|
|29||B||Sondre Guttormsen||Norway (NOR)||xo||xxx||5.30|
|B||Yao Jie||China (CHN)||xxx||NH|
|B||Harry Coppell||Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)||DNS|
|A||Melker Svärd Jacobsson||Sweden (SWE)||DNS|
|A||Menno Vloon||Netherlands (NED)||DNS|
The final was started on 1 October at 20:06.
|Sam Kendricks||United States (USA)||o||o||o||xxo||o||xxo||xx-||5.97|
|Armand Duplantis||Sweden (SWE)||–||o||o||xo||xxo||xxo||xxx||5.97|
|Piotr Lisek||Poland (POL)||o||o||o||xo||x-||xx||5.87|
|4||Bo Kanda Lita Baehre||Germany (GER)||o||o||xxx||5.70|
|5||Thiago Braz||Brazil (BRA)||xo||o||xxx||5.70|
|6||Raphael Holzdeppe||Germany (GER)||o||xo||xxx||5.70|
|Valentin Lavillenie||France (FRA)||o||xo||xxx||5.70|
|8||Claudio Stecchi||Italy (ITA)||o||xxo||xxx||5.70|
|9||Huang Bokai||China (CHN)||o||xxx||5.55|
|10||Augusto Dutra||Brazil (BRA)||xo||xxx||5.55|
|Cole Walsh||United States (USA)||xo||xxx||5.55|
|12||Ben Broeders||Belgium (BEL)||xxo||xxx||5.55|
- Start list
- "Pole Vault Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
- "Pole Vault Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- Final results