The men's world record held since Februrary 15th 2014 by the french Renaud Lavilenie at 6.16 metres (20 ft 2 1⁄2 in) who beated the 21 years old world record which was held by Sergei Bubka of Ukraine with a vault of 6.14 meters (20 feet 1 3/4 inches). The women's world record is held by Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia with a vault of 5.06 meters (16 feet 7 1/4 inches).
Sergey Bubka owns the world record for pole vaulting at 20 feet 1 and 2/3 inches (6.14 meters) established at the 1988 Seol Olympic games. Bubka (from Ukraine) is the only human to vault the 20 foot mark!!!
sergey budka in outdoor pole vault at 6.14 meters
The pole vault records are as follows:
Sergey Bubka (UKR) with 6.14 m
Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) with 5.06 m
Men: Sergey Bubka Women: Yelena Isinbayeva
6.14m (20' 1 3/4") By Sergey Bubka in 1993
Sergei Bubka and Yelena Isinbayeva
Jayden Rivers holds the record for the highest pole volt
Steven Hooker holds the Olympic record in the Pole Vault. He is Australian.
The female world record in the pole vault is held by Yelena Isinbayeva at 5.06m (outdoors) and 5.00m (indoors).
The names of all Australian Olympic track and field gold medallists are:- Marjorie Jackson, Shirley Strickland De La Hunty, Betty Cuthbert, Maureen Caird, Fleur Mellor, Norma Croker, Glenis Nunn, Debbie Flintoff-King, Catherine Freeman, Steve Hooker, Ralph Doubell, Herb Elliott, John Winter, Nick Winter, and Edwin Flack. Stan Rowley also won an Olympic gold medal in 1900. He represented Australia in the sprints, and Great Britain in the cross-country for which he was awarded gold. For that matter, Australia was federated in 1901, five years after Flack's victories, and after federation continued to operate at the Olympics as AUSTRALASIA, i.e. combined with New Zealand. In all, 256 Australians are proud bearers of Olympic Gold Medal, but in track and field, they are the hardest medals of all to win. All honour to our 16 Olympic track and field gold medallists. Tony Nemaric
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Breaking the pole vault world record 35 times.