Athletics — Pole Vault, Men

Times held 37
Total participants 540
Total countries 66

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1870 Pole Vault, Men 3 1
1875 Pole Vault, Men 2 1
1889 Pole Vault, Men 6 1
1896 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 5 2
1900 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 8 5
1904 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 7 2
1904 Pole Vault - AAU Championship, Men Olympic (non-medal) 3 1
1904 Pole Vault - Olympic Collegiate Championship, Men Olympic (non-medal) 2 1
1904 Pole Vault - Western AAU Championship, Men Olympic (non-medal) 3 1
1904 Pole Vault - YMCA Championship, Men Olympic (non-medal) 3 1
1906 Pole Vault, Men Intercalated 11 8
1908 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 15 7
1912 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 25 11
1920 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 15 7
1924 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 20 13
1928 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 20 13
1932 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 8 4
1936 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 30 21
1948 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 19 10
1952 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 28 18
1956 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 19 12
1960 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 29 20
1964 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 30 19
1968 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 23 15
1972 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 21 12
1976 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 27 13
1980 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 19 10
1984 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 19 13
1988 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 21 13
1992 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 34 25
1996 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 37 24
2000 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 36 22
2004 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 39 25
2008 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 38 25
2012 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 32 23
2016 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 31 16
2020 Pole Vault, Men Olympic 29 18

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Bill HoytUSA Albert TylerUSA Evangelos Damaskos
Ioannis Theodoropoulos
GRE
GRE
1900 Irv BaxterUSA Meredith ColketUSA Carl Albert AndersenNOR
1904 Charles DvorakUSA LeRoy SamseUSA Lou WilkinsUSA
1906 Fernand GonderFRA Bruno SöderströmSWE Ed GloverUSA
1908 A. C. Gilbert
Ed Cook
USA
USA
Ed Archibald
Bruno Söderström
Clare Jacobs
CAN
SWE
USA
1912 Harry BabcockUSA Frank Nelson
Marc Wright
USA
USA
William Halpenny
Bertil Uggla
Frank Murphy
CAN
SWE
USA
1920 Frank FossUSA Henry PetersenDEN Ed MyersUSA
1924 Lee BarnesUSA Glenn GrahamUSA Jim BrookerUSA
1928 Sabin CarrUSA Bill DroegemuellerUSA Charles McGinnisUSA
1932 Bill MillerUSA Shuhei NishidaJPN George JeffersonUSA
1936 Earle MeadowsUSA Shuhei NishidaJPN Sueo OeJPN
1948 Guinn SmithUSA Erkki KatajaFIN Bob RichardsUSA
1952 Bob RichardsUSA Don LazUSA Ragnar LundbergSWE
1956 Bob RichardsUSA Bob GutowskiUSA Georgios RoubanisGRE
1960 Don BraggUSA Ron MorrisUSA Eeles LandströmFIN
1964 Fred HansenUSA Wolfgang ReinhardtGER Klaus LehnertzGER
1968 Bob SeagrenUSA Claus SchiprowskiFRG Wolfgang NordwigGDR
1972 Wolfgang NordwigGDR Bob SeagrenUSA Jan JohnsonUSA
1976 Tadeusz ŚlusarskiPOL Antti KalliomäkiFIN Dave RobertsUSA
1980 Władysław KozakiewiczPOL Tadeusz Ślusarski
Konstantin Volkov
POL
URS
1984 Pierre QuinonFRA Mike TullyUSA Thierry Vigneron
Earl Bell
FRA
USA
1988 Sergey BubkaURS Rodion GataullinURS Grigory YegorovURS
1992 Maksim TarasovEUN Igor TrandenkovEUN Javier GarcíaESP
1996 Jean GalfioneFRA Igor TrandenkovRUS Andrej TiwontschikGER
2000 Nick HysongUSA Lawrence JohnsonUSA Maksim TarasovRUS
2004 Tim MackUSA Toby StevensonUSA Giuseppe GibiliscoITA
2008 Steve HookerAUS Yevgeny LukyanenkoRUS Derek MilesUSA
2012 Renaud LavillenieFRA Björn OttoGER Raphael HolzdeppeGER
2016 Thiago BrazBRA Renaud LavillenieFRA Sam KendricksUSA
2020 Mondo DuplantisSWE Chris NilsenUSA Thiago BrazBRA

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 19 15 14 48
France FRA 4 1 1 6
Poland POL 2 1 0 3
Soviet Union URS 1 2 1 4
Sweden SWE 1 1 3 5
Unified Team EUN 1 1 0 2
Brazil BRA 1 0 1 2
East Germany GDR 1 0 1 2
Australia AUS 1 0 0 1
Germany GER 0 2 3 5
Finland FIN 0 2 1 3
Japan JPN 0 2 1 3
Russian Federation RUS 0 2 1 3
Denmark DEN 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 0 1
Greece GRE 0 0 3 3
Canada CAN 0 0 2 2
Italy ITA 0 0 1 1
Norway NOR 0 0 1 1
Spain ESP 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Bob Richards USA 2 0 1 3
Tadeusz Ślusarski POL 1 1 0 2
Bob Seagren USA 1 1 0 2
Renaud Lavillenie FRA 1 1 0 2
Wolfgang Nordwig GDR 1 0 1 2
Maksim Tarasov RUS
EUN
1 0 1 2
Thiago Braz BRA 1 0 1 2