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Gold medal heights in the pole vault at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

Gold medal winning heights in the Men's and Women's pole vault at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2016

Supplementary notes

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

The winning athletes (male listed first) and their represented countries are as follows:
1896 - William Welles Hoyt (US)
1900 - Irving Baxter (US)
1904 - Charles Dvorak (US)
1908 - Alfred Carleten Gilbert (US) & Edward Cook (US)
1912 - Harry Stoddard Babcock (US)
1920 - Frank Foss (US)
1924 - Lee Barnes (US)
1928 - Sabin Carr (US)
1932 - William Waring Miller (US)
1936 - Earle Meadows (US)
1948 - Guinn Smith (US)
1952 - Bob Richards (US)
1956 - Bob Richards (US)
1960 - Don Bragg (US)
1964 - Fred Hansen (US)
1968 - Bob Seagren (US)
1972 - Wolfgang Nordwig (East Germany)
1976 - Tadeusz Ślusarski (Poland)
1980 - Wladislaw Koziewicz (Poland)
1984 - Pierre Quinon (France)
1988 - Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union)
1992 - Maksim Tarasov (Unified Team)
1996 - Jean Galfione (France)
2000 - Nick Hysong (US) & Stacy Dragila (US)
2004 - Timothy Mack (US) & Yelena Isinbaeva (Russia)
2008 - Steve Hooker (Australia) & Yelena Isinbaeva (Russia)
2012 - Renaud Lavillenie (France) & Jennifer Suhr (US)
2016 - Thiago Braz Da Silva (Brazil) & Ekaterini Stefanidi (Greece)

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