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Germán Pablo Chiaraviglio (born 16 April 1987 in Santa Fe) is an Argentine pole vaulter.[1][2][3]

Germán Chiaraviglio
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Personal information
Full nameGermán Pablo Chiaraviglio
Nationality Argentina
Born (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 32)
Santa Fe, Argentina
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Updated on 24 January 2015.



His personal best of 5.71 metres was achieved at the World Junior Championships in Beijing on August 19, 2006, when he beat the old championship record (CR) of István Bagyula from 1988, and the Argentine senior record. He also holds the South American indoors record, with 5.52 metres, and is the only Argentine athlete to conquer a gold medal in any World Championship at any category.

Germán was first coached by his father within a family of pole vaulters; his brother Guillermo Jr. (in 2001) and sister Valeria (in 2005) also participated in World Junior Championships. During the 2006 South American Games, he won the gold medal (5.65 m) and his brother Guillermo silver (5.20 m). He currently trains in Italy with pole vaulting star Yelena Isinbayeva, co-coached by Vitaly Petrov.[4]

In 2015, he finally broke his own national record (after 9 years), jumping 5.75 at the Pan-American Games.

Personal bestEdit

Event Result Venue Date
Pole vault 5.75 m   Toronto 21 July 2015


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Argentina
2002 South American Youth Championships Asunción, Paraguay 1st Pole vault 4.75 m
2003 South American Junior Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 1st Pole vault 5.16 m
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 1st Pole vault 5.15 m
Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st Pole vault 5.15 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 3rd Pole vault 5.30 m
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 2nd Pole vault 5.45 m
South American Youth Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 1st Pole vault 5.20 m
4th 4 × 100 m relay 43.22 s
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd Pole vault 5.10 m
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Canada 1st Pole vault 5.40 m
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Pole vault 5.70 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 1st Pole vault 5.71 m (PB, CR)
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd Pole vault 5.70 m[5]
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st Pole vault 5.40 m
South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Pole vault 5.65 m
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd Pole vault 5.40 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Pole vault 5.20 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 18th (q) Pole vault 5.55 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China Pole vault NM
South American U23 Championships Lima, Peru 1st Pole vault 5.10 m
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd Pole vault 5.30 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 4th Pole vault 5.50 m
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Pole vault 5.40 m
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Pole vault 5.40 m
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 2nd Pole vault 5.35 m
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Pole vault 5.20 m
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 1st Pole vault 5.20m A
2015 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st Pole vault 5.70 m
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 2nd Pole vault 5.75 m
World Championships Beijing, China 9th Pole vault 5.65 m
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Pole vault 5.60 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th Pole vault 5.50 m
2017 South American Championships Asunción, Paraguay 1st Pole vault 5.60 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 26th (q) Pole vault 5.45 m
2018 South American Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd Pole vault 5.40 m
Ibero-American Championships Trujillo, Peru 2nd Pole vault 5.20 m


  1. ^ Pochat, Víctor (24 August 2007), Focus on Athletes biographies - Germán Pablo CHIARAVIGLIO, Argentina (Pole Vault), IAAF, retrieved January 24, 2015
  2. ^ Biography - CHIARAVIGLIO German, PASO, retrieved January 24, 2015
  3. ^ Biografía - General - CHIARAVIGLIO Germán Pablo - Argentina (in Spanish), retrieved May 2, 2014
  4. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (20 August 2006). "Training in Italy helped Chiaraviglio win gold". IAAF. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
  5. ^ Representing the Americas.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
  David Nalbandian
Olimpia de Oro
Succeeded by
  Ángel Cabrera