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Pole Vault, Men

Date31 July – 2 August 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants37 from 24 countries
Olympic Record 4.09 / xxo WR / Frank Foss USA / 20 August 1920

Sergey Bubka was again favored, having won the last five World Championships. But he had an Achilles’ injury and withdrew after warming up for the qualifying. That left the competition wide-open. The medals were decided at 5.92 (19-5) when only three vaulters cleared – Jean Galfione (FRA) and Igor Trandenkov (RUS) on the first attempt, and German Andrej Tiwontschik on his second attempt. Galfione took one attempt at 5.97 (19-7), failing, and then passed to 6.02 (19-9) where he was joined by Trandenkov and Tivontchik, but nobody cleared that height. Trandenkov won his second consecutive silver medal. Galfione won the gold medal over Trandenkov based on fewer total misses.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifying RoundFinal RoundQualifyingFinal
11437Jean GalfioneFRA5.70 (=5)5.92 (1)GoldOR
22168Igor TrandenkovRUS5.70 (7)5.92 (2)SilverOR
31578Andrej TiwontschikGER5.70 (9)5.92 (3)Bronze
41782Igor PotapovichKAZ5.70 (8)5.86 (4)
52128Pyotr BochkaryovRUS5.70 (=1)5.86 (5)
61135Dzmitry MarkauBLR5.60 (=12)5.86 (6)
71561Tim LobingerGER5.70 (=1)5.80 (7)
82369Lawrence JohnsonUSA5.70 (11)5.70 (8)
=91423Alain AndjiFRA5.70 (=1)5.70 (=9)
=91576Michael StolleGER5.70 (10)5.70 (=9)
=111686Danny KrasnovISR5.60 (=12)5.60 (=11)
=112359Jeff HartwigUSA5.70 (=5)5.60 (=11)
132363Scott HuffmanUSA5.60 (=12)5.60 (13)
142109Riaan BothaRSA5.70 (=1)5.60 (14)
15 r1/21330José Manuel ArcosESP5.60 (15)
16 r1/21054Jim MillerAUS5.60 (16)
17 r1/22130Viktor ChistyakovRUS5.60 (17)
=18 r1/21421Heikki VääräniemiFIN5.60 (=18)
=18 r1/22067Nuno FernandesPOR5.60 (=18)
=20 r1/21347Javier GarcíaESP5.40 (=20)
=20 r1/21473Nick BuckfieldGBR5.40 (=20)
=20 r1/21689Konstantin SemyonovISR5.40 (=20)
23 r1/21968Laurens LooijeNED5.40 (23)
=24 r1/21518Neil WinterGBR5.40 (=24)
=24 r1/21829Kim Cheol-GyunKOR5.40 (=24)
26 r1/21317Martin VossDEN5.40 (26)
27 r1/21863Aleksandrs ObižajevsLAT5.40 (27)
28 r1/22085Edgar DíazPUR5.40 (28)
29 r1/21921Alexandru JucovMDA5.20 (29)
30 r1/21776Teruyasu YonekuraJPN5.20 (30)
AC r1/21032Simon ArkellAUS– (AC)
AC r1/21337Juan Gabriel ConcepciónESP– (AC)
AC r1/21377Valeri BukrejevEST– (AC)
AC r1/21881Dominic JohnsonLCA– (AC)
AC r1/21947Kersley GardenneMRI– (AC)
AC r1/22110Okkert BritsRSA– (AC)
AC r1/22304Vasyl BubkaUKR– (AC)
DNS2303Sergey BubkaUKR– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (31 July 1996 — 9:30)

Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 5.70 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses
=1Alain AndjiFRA5.7000Q
=1Tim LobingerGER5.7000Q
=1Riaan BothaRSA5.7000Q
=1Pyotr BochkaryovRUS5.7000Q
=5Jean GalfioneFRA5.7001Q
=5Jeff HartwigUSA5.7001Q
7Igor TrandenkovRUS5.7002Q
8Igor PotapovichKAZ5.7011Q
9Andrej TiwontschikGER5.7022Q
10Michael StolleGER5.7024Q
11Lawrence JohnsonUSA5.7025Q
=12Dzmitry MarkauBLR5.6000q
=12Danny KrasnovISR5.6000q
=12Scott HuffmanUSA5.6000q
15José Manuel ArcosESP5.6002
16Jim MillerAUS5.6012
17Viktor ChistyakovRUS5.6013
=18Heikki VääräniemiFIN5.6023
=18Nuno FernandesPOR5.6023
=20Javier GarcíaESP5.4000
=20Nick BuckfieldGBR5.4000
=20Konstantin SemyonovISR5.4000
23Laurens LooijeNED5.4002
=24Neil WinterGBR5.4011
=24Kim Cheol-GyunKOR5.4011
26Martin VossDEN5.4012
27Aleksandrs ObižajevsLAT5.4022
28Edgar DíazPUR5.4023
29Alexandru JucovMDA5.2000
30Teruyasu YonekuraJPN5.2022
ACSimon ArkellAUS00NH
ACJuan Gabriel ConcepciónESP00NH
ACValeri BukrejevEST00NH
ACDominic JohnsonLCA00NH
ACKersley GardenneMRI00NH
ACOkkert BritsRSA00NH
ACVasyl BubkaUKR00NH
DNSSergey BubkaUKR

Qualifying Round, Group A (31 July 1996)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses5.20 m5.40 m5.60 m5.70 m
=1Alain AndjiFRA5.7000-ooo
=1Tim LobingerGER5.7000-ooo
3Jeff HartwigUSA5.7001-oxoo
4Igor TrandenkovRUS5.7002--xxoo
5Igor PotapovichKAZ5.7011--oxo
6Michael StolleGER5.7024xoxooxxo
7Dzmitry MarkauBLR5.6000-ooxxx
8Jim MillerAUS5.6012-xoxoxxx
9Viktor ChistyakovRUS5.6013-xxoxoxxx
10Nuno FernandesPOR5.6023xooxxoxxx
11Konstantin SemyonovISR5.4000-ox--xx-
12Laurens LooijeNED5.4002xxooxxx
13Neil WinterGBR5.4011oxoxxx
14Edgar DíazPUR5.4023xoxxoxxx
15Teruyasu YonekuraJPN5.2022xxoxxx
ACJuan Gabriel ConcepciónESP00-xxxNH
ACKersley GardenneMRI00xxxNH
ACOkkert BritsRSA00--xxxNH
ACVasyl BubkaUKR00-xxxNH

Qualifying Round, Group B (31 July 1996)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses5.20 m5.40 m5.60 m5.70 m
=1Riaan BothaRSA5.7000-ooo
=1Pyotr BochkaryovRUS5.7000--oo
3Jean GalfioneFRA5.7001-xooo
4Andrej TiwontschikGER5.7022--oxxo
5Lawrence JohnsonUSA5.7025-xoxxoxxo
=6Danny KrasnovISR5.6000-ooxxx
=6Scott HuffmanUSA5.6000-ooxxx
8José Manuel ArcosESP5.6002-xxooxxx
9Heikki VääräniemiFIN5.6023-xoxxox--
=10Javier GarcíaESP5.4000-oxxx
=10Nick BuckfieldGBR5.4000-oxxx
12Kim Cheol-GyunKOR5.4011oxoxxx
13Martin VossDEN5.4012xoxox-xx-
14Aleksandrs ObižajevsLAT5.4022-xxoxxx
15Alexandru JucovMDA5.2000oxxx
ACSimon ArkellAUS00-xxxNH
ACValeri BukrejevEST00-xxxNH
ACDominic JohnsonLCA00xxxNH
DNSSergey BubkaUKR

Final Round (2 August 1996 — 17:00)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses5.40 m5.60 m5.70 m5.80 m5.86 m5.92 m5.97 m6.02 m
1Jean GalfioneFRA5.9201-o-xooox-xx-OR
2Igor TrandenkovRUS5.9202--o-xx-o-xxxOR
3Andrej TiwontschikGER5.9214-xo-xoxoxoxxx=OR
4Igor PotapovichKAZ5.8600--o-ox-xx-
5Pyotr BochkaryovRUS5.8602-xo-xooxx-x-
6Dzmitry MarkauBLR5.8614ooxoxxoxoxxx
7Tim LobingerGER5.8000-ooox-xx-
8Lawrence JohnsonUSA5.7000oooxxx
=9Alain AndjiFRA5.7022ooxxoxxx
=9Michael StolleGER5.7022ooxxoxxx
=11Danny KrasnovISR5.6000ooxxx
=11Jeff HartwigUSA5.6000ooxxx
13Scott HuffmanUSA5.6001xooxxx
14Riaan BothaRSA5.6011oxo-xxx