| Event type

Pole Vault, Women

Date2 – 5 August 2021
LocationJapan National Stadium, Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants31 from 19 countries

A big field of 15 vaulters started the final on 5 August, with most of the favorites present. There was the defending gold medalist, Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi, Russian Olympic Committee athlete Anzhelika Sidorova, who had won the 2019 World Championship; Britain’s Holly Bradshaw, and American Katie Nageotte. Another American, Sandi Morris, the silver medalist from Rio, did not get past qualifying.

Jumping in the final started at 4.50, with 13 clearing although Nageotte needed three attempts, but it narrowed down quickly, as only four vaulters succeeded at the next height, 4.70 – Nageotte, Bradshaw, Sidorova, and Stefanidi. Only Sidorova cleared on the first attempt and led, with Bradshaw second, Nageotte third, and Stefanidi in fourth.

At 4.80, all four jumpers remained in the competition, with Nageotte and Sidorova having first attempt success. Moving to 4.85, Nageotte, Sidorova, and Bradshaw went over on the first try, while Stefanidi missed her first attempt and passed to 4.90. At that height Nageotte went over on her second attempt and was the only successful vaulter, which would bring her the gold medal. Sidorova missed twice and then passed to 4.95, but a failure at that height left her with the silver medal, as Bradshaw finished third, and Stefanidi was off the podium in fourth.

13877Katie NageotteUSAGold
23323Anzhelika SidorovaROCSilver
32000Holly BradshawGBRBronze
42217Ekaterini StefanidiGRE
53743Maryna KylypkoUKR
61898Wilma MurtoFIN
73466Tina ŠutejSLO
82211Nikol KyriakopoulouGRE
94004Robeilys PeinadoVEN
101589Yarisley SilvaCUB
111488Xu HuiqinCHN
121246Iryna ZhukBLR
133550Angelica BengtssonSWE
AC r2/23861Morgann LeleuxUSA
AC r2/21404Anicka NewellCAN
=16 r1/23554Michaela MeijerSWE
=16 r1/23874Sandi MorrisUSA
18 r1/22401Elisa MolinaroloITA
19 r1/22214Eleni-Klaoudia PolakGRE
20 r1/23511Angelica MoserSUI
21 r1/23733Yana HladiychukUKR
22 r1/21061Nina KennedyAUS
23 r1/21623Romana MaláčováCZE
=24 r1/22385Roberta BruniITA
=24 r1/23503Andrina HodelSUI
=24 r1/21067Liz ParnovaAUS
=27 r1/23077Lene RetziusNOR
=27 r1/21180Fanny SmetsBEL
AC r1/21895Elina LampelaFIN
AC r1/21475Li LingCHN
AC r1/21405Alysha NewmanCAN