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Radion Aksanovich Gataullin (Russian: Радио́н Аксанович Гатау́ллин; born on 23 November 1965) is a retired pole vaulter who represented the Soviet Union and later Russia. He is the 1988 Olympic silver medallist, the 1987 World bronze medallist, a two-time European champion (1990/94) and a two-time World Indoor champion (1989/93). He is also a former world indoor record holder with clearances of 6.00m and 6.02m in 1989.

Radion Gataullin
Personal information
Native nameРадион Аксанович Гатауллин
Full nameRadion Aksanovich Gataullin
Born23 November 1965 (1965-11-23) (age 53)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Country Soviet Union
Event(s)Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)6.00 m (outdoors 1989)
6.02 m (indoors 1989)


Born in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union), Gautaullin trained at Burevestnik in Tashkent and represented the USSR and later Russia. He is of Tatar origin.

Gataullin was the second vaulter to break the 6.00 metre barrier after Sergey Bubka, and was the first vaulter to clear 6.00 metres indoors, first achieving it on 22 January 1989 in Leningrad, before improving his personal best jumps to 6.02 metres (indoors) on 4 February 1989 in Gomel and 6.00 metres (outdoors) on 16 September 1989 in Tokyo. He would also achieve 6.00 metre clearances twice more indoors (both February 1993) and twice more outdoors in June 1993 and August 1994.

He later became the national pole vault coach of Russia.[1] His younger brother Ruslan Gataullin has represented Russia in the long jump. He is married to Tatyana Reshetnikova, an Olympic hurdler for Russia.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the   Soviet Union
1985 Universiade Kobe, Japan 1st 5.75 m =CR
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 2nd 5.80 m
European Championships Stuttgart, Germany NH (q)
1987 Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 2nd 5.60 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 3rd 5.80 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 5.75 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 5.85 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 5.85 m =CR
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1st 5.80 m
Goodwill Gmaes Seattle, United States 1st 5.92 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 5.85 m =CR
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th 5.85 m
Representing   Russia
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 5.90 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 6.00 m =PB, CR
Gataullin no-heighted in the qualifying round at the 1986 European Championships

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2006-05-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Tatyana Reshetnikova. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-05-03.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Sergey Bubka
Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Sergey Bubka