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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's pole vault

The men's pole vault competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 25–27 August.[1]

Men's pole vault
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates25–27 August
Competitors39 from 25 nations
Winning height5.95 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Timothy Mack  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Toby Stevenson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giuseppe Gibilisco  Italy
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Competition formatEdit

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. Athletes start with a qualifying round. Jumping in turn, each athlete attempts to achieve the qualifying height. If they fail at three jumps in a row, they are eliminated. After a successful jump, they receive three more attempts to achieve the next height. Once all jumps have been completed, all athletes who have achieved the qualifying height go through to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes achieve the qualifying standard, the best 12 athletes go through. Cleared heights reset for the final, which followed the same format until all athletes fail three consecutive jumps.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 19:15 Qualification
Friday, 27 August 2004 20:00 Final

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 m Sestrière, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic record   Jean Galfione (FRA) 5.92 m Atlanta, United States 2 August 1996

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Result Record
27 August Final Timothy Mack   United States 5.95 m OR

SummaryEdit

With a first attempt clearance at 5.85m, Giuseppe Gibilisco went into 5.90m with the lead. Tim Mack and Toby Stevenson were the only others to clear 5.85m, both on their second attempt, but Stevenson had the advantage because Mack had an earlier miss. But the medals were not settled because Igor Pavlov saved one attempt for 5.90m. Stevenson and Mack both made it on their first attempt, while Pavlov missed to be eliminated and Gibilisco missed his first. With nothing to be gained, Gibilisco passed to 5.95 m (19 ft 6 14 in). The only way to unseat Stevenson was a clearance, but nobody could negotiate 5.95 in their first two attempts, leaving Gibilisco with bronze. On his final attempt, Mack slithered over a personal best for the second time in the competition. It was also a new Olympic record. Stevenson put on his helmet to take one last attempt but the bar dragged off, giving Mack the gold.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 5.70 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality 5.30 5.50 5.60 5.65 5.70 Result Notes
1 B Aleksandr Averbukh   Israel - o - o o 5.70 Q
1 A Lars Börgeling   Germany - o - o o 5.70 Q, =SB
1 B Paul Burgess   Australia - o - o o 5.70 Q
1 A Pavel Gerasimov   Russia - o o - o 5.70 Q
1 A Ruslan Yeremenko   Ukraine - o - o o 5.70 Q, =SB
6 B Igor Pavlov   Russia - o xo - o 5.70 Q
7 A Toby Stevenson   United States - xo xo - o 5.70 Q
7 B Danny Ecker   Germany - xxo - - o 5.70 Q
7 A Rens Blom   Netherlands - xo xo - o 5.70 Q
10 B Denys Yurchenko   Ukraine - xo - xxo o 5.70 Q
11 B Timothy Mack   United States - o o - xo 5.70 Q
12 A Giuseppe Gibilisco   Italy - o - x- xo 5.70 Q
12 B Tim Lobinger   Germany - o xo - xo 5.70 Q
14 B Oleksandr Korchmid   Ukraine - xo o xxo xo 5.70 Q, =SB
15 A Daichi Sawano   Japan o xo xo xxo xo 5.70 Q
16 A Derek Miles   United States - o o - xxo 5.70 Q
17 B Matti Mononen   Finland o o - o xxx 5.65 PB
18 A Romain Mesnil   France - o - xxo xxx 5.65
19 A Okkert Brits   South Africa xo - o - xxx 5.60
20 B Patrik Kristiansson   Sweden - - xo - xxx 5.60
21 B Nick Buckfield   Great Britain xo o xxo - xxx 5.60
22 B Dmitri Markov   Australia - o - xxx 5.50
22 A Vesa Rantanen   Finland o o xx- x 5.50
22 A Adam Ptáček   Czech Republic o o x- x 5.50
25 A Jurij Rovan   Slovenia xxo xo xxx 5.50
26 B Piotr Buciarski   Denmark o xxo xxx 5.50
27 A Spas Bukhalov   Bulgaria xo xxo xxx 5.50
28 A Steven Hooker   Australia o xxx 5.30
28 B Štěpán Janáček   Czech Republic o xx- x 5.30
28 B Javier Gazol   Spain o xxx 5.30
31 B Nicolas Guigon   France xo xxx 5.30
31 B Adam Kolasa   Poland xo xxx 5.30
33 A Kim Yoo-suk   South Korea xxo xxx 5.30
33 A Marios Evangelou   Greece xxo xxx 5.30
A Vadim Strogalev   Russia - xxx NM
A Liu Feiliang   China xxx NM
B Iliyan Efremov   Bulgaria xxx NM
B Giovanni Lanaro   Mexico x NM
A Grigoriy Yegorov   Kazakhstan xxx NM
B Leonid Andreev   Uzbekistan DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete 5.40 5.55 5.65 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 5.95 6.00 Result Notes
    Timothy Mack (USA) - o xo o - xo o xxo xxx 5.95 OR
    Toby Stevenson (USA) - o o o - xo o xxx 5.90
    Giuseppe Gibilisco (ITA) - xo - o - o x- xx 5.85 SB
4   Igor Pavlov (RUS) - o o xo xo xx- x 5.80 PB
5   Danny Ecker (GER) - xxo - o xxx 5.75 SB
6   Lars Börgeling (GER) - o - xxo xx- x 5.75 SB
7   Derek Miles (USA) - o xo xxo x- xx 5.75
8   Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR) - - o xxx 5.65 SB
9   Denys Yurchenko (UKR) - xo o xxx 5.65
9   Rens Blom (NED) - xo o xxx 5.65
11   Paul Burgess (AUS) - o - xxx 5.55
11   Tim Lobinger (GER) - o xxx 5.55
13   Pavel Gerasimov (RUS) - xo x- x 5.55
13   Daichi Sawano (JPN) o xo xxx 5.55
13   Ruslan Yeremenko (UKR) - xxo - xxx 5.55
16   Oleksandr Korchmid (UKR) - xxo xxx 5.55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Pole Vault". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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