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2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's pole vault

The women's pole vault at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, from 27 to 29 September 2019.[1]

Women's pole vault
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates27 September (qualification)
29 September (final)
Competitors32 from 22 nations
Winning height4.95
gold medal    Authorised Neutral Athletes
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Greece
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Seventeen women made it to the final by clearing 4.60m. In the final, they started at 4.50m but jumped next to 4.70m, taking the field down to a dozen, nine still with clean rounds. At 4.80m, six were over, but only Anzhelika Sidorova and Sandi Morris were still clean. At 4.85m, defending and Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi missed once while Morris and Sidorova remained clean. Angelica Bengtsson, Alysha Newman and Holly Bradshaw couldn't get over the bar. Bradshaw saved one attempt for 4.90m but missed, then Stefanidi missed. When Morris and Sidorova cleared on their first attempts, Stefanidi saved her two remaining attempts for 4.95m. At this height, only three women had ever cleared 4.95 m (16 ft 2 34 in), one of them Morris who had done it four times. Through the first two rounds of attempts, nobody cleared, eliminating Stefanidi with the bronze. On her final attempt, Morris missed. Then Sidorova cleared. The tie was broken and Sidorova became only the fourth woman in history to clear 4.95m.


Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 5.06 Yelena Isinbayeva   RUS 28 Aug 2009 Zürich, Switzerland
Championship 5.01 Yelena Isinbayeva   RUS 12 Aug 2005 Helsinki, Finland
World leading 4.91 Jennifer Suhr   USA 30 Mar 2019 Austin, United States
African 4.42 Elmarie Gerryts   RSA 12 Jun 2000 Wesel, Germany
Asian 4.72 Li Ling   CHN 18 May 2019 Shanghai, China
NACAC 5.02 i Jennifer Suhr   USA 2 Mar 2013 Albuquerque, United States
South American 4.87 Fabiana Murer   BRA 3 Jul 2016 São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
European 5.06 Yelena Isinbayeva   RUS 28 Aug 2009 Zürich, Switzerland
Oceanian 4.94 Eliza McCartney   NZL 17 Jul 2018 Jockgrim, Germany


The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[3]

Date Time Round
27 September 17:30 Qualification
29 September 20:01 Final



Qualification: 4.60 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).[4][5]

Rank Group Name Nationality 4.20 4.35 4.50 4.55 4.60 Mark Notes
1 A Holly Bradshaw   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o 4.60 Q
B Sandi Morris   United States (USA) o o 4.60 Q
A Katie Nageotte   United States (USA) o o 4.60 Q
A Alysha Newman   Canada (CAN) o o o 4.60 Q
B Katerina Stefanidi   Greece (GRE) o 4.60 Q
A Anzhelika Sidorova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o 4.60 Q
A Iryna Zhuk   Belarus (BLR) o o o 4.60 Q
8 A Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou   Greece (GRE) xo o 4.60 Q
B Yarisley Silva   Cuba (CUB) o xo o 4.60 Q
10 A Li Ling   China (CHN) o xxo o 4.60 Q
11 A Angelica Moser   Switzerland (SUI) o o o o xo 4.60 Q
B Robeilys Peinado   Venezuela (VEN) o o o o xo 4.60 Q
B Jennifer Suhr   United States (USA) xo 4.60 Q
14 A Lisa Ryzih   Germany (GER) o xo xo 4.60 Q
15 B Angelica Bengtsson   Sweden (SWE) o xxo 4.60 Q
16 B Ninon Guillon-Romarin   France (FRA) o xo xxo 4.60 Q
17 B Tina Šutej   Slovenia (SLO) o o o xxo xxo 4.60 Q
18 B Nicole Büchler   Switzerland (SUI) o xo xo xxx 4.55 SB
19 B Xu Huiqin   China (CHN) o o xxx 4.50
20 A Fanny Smets   Belgium (BEL) o xo o xxx 4.50
21 A Maryna Kylypko   Ukraine (UKR) o o xxo xxx 4.50
22 B Kelsie Ahbe   Canada (CAN) o o xxx 4.35
A Romana Maláčová   Czech Republic (CZE) o o xxx 4.35
A Wilma Murto   Finland (FIN) o o xxx 4.35
25 A Michaela Meijer   Sweden (SWE) xo o xxx 4.35
B Lene Onsrud Retzius   Norway (NOR) xo o xxx 4.35
27 B Alyona Lutkovskaya   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o xo xxx 4.35
28 B Liz Parnov   Australia (AUS) xo xo xxx 4.35
29 A Roberta Bruni   Italy (ITA) o xxo xxx 4.35
B Irina Ivanova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o xxo xxx 4.35
31 A Killiana Heymans   Netherlands (NED) o xxx 4.20
B Katharina Bauer   Germany (GER) xxx NH


The final was started on 29 September at 20:01.[6]

Rank Name Nationality 4.50 4.70 4.80 4.85 4.90 4.95 Mark Notes
  Anzhelika Sidorova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o o o o o xxo 4.95 WL, PB
  Sandi Morris   United States (USA) o o o o o xxx 4.90 SB
  Katerina Stefanidi   Greece (GRE) o o xo xo x- xx 4.85 SB
4 Holly Bradshaw   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o xo xx- x 4.80
5 Alysha Newman   Canada (CAN) xo o xo xxx 4.80
6 Angelica Bengtsson   Sweden (SWE) o xxo xxo xxx 4.80 =NR
7 Katie Nageotte   United States (USA) o o xxx 4.70
Robeilys Peinado   Venezuela (VEN) o o xxx 4.70 =NR
Jenn Suhr   United States (USA) o xxx 4.70
Iryna Zhuk   Belarus (BLR) o o xx- x 4.70 =NR
11 Yarisley Silva   Cuba (CUB) xxo o xxx 4.70
12 Ninon Guillon-Romarin   France (FRA) o xo xxx 4.70
13 Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou   Greece (GRE) o xxx 4.50
Li Ling   China (CHN) o x- xx 4.50
Angelica Moser   Switzerland (SUI) o xxx 4.50
Tina Šutej   Slovenia (SLO) o xxx 4.50
17 Lisa Ryzih   Germany (GER) xo xxx 4.50


  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Pole Vault Women – Records". IAAF. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Pole Vault Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Women's pole vault − Qualification − Results" (PDF). IAAF. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Women's pole vault − Qualification − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  6. ^ Final results