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Men's Olympic Pole Vault Through the Years

Pole Vault

Find the Olympic gold-medal times for the men's pole vault competition from 1896 to the present.

Year   Height Record
1896 William Hoyt, USA 10-10  
1900 Irving Baxter, USA 10-10  
1904 Charles Dvorak, USA 11- 53/4  
1906 Fernand Gonder, FRA 11- 53/4  
1908 (TIE) Edward Cooke, USA 12- 2  
  & Alfred Gilbert, USA 12- 2 OR
1912 Harry Babcock, USA 12-111/2 OR
1920 Frank Foss, USA 13- 5 WR
1924 Lee Barnes, USA 12-111/2  
1928 Sabin Carr, USA 13- 91/4 OR
1932 Bill Miller, USA 14- 13/4 OR
1936 Earle Meadows, USA 14- 31/4 OR
1948 Guinn Smith, USA 14- 11/4  
1952 Bob Richards, USA 14-11 OR
1956 Bob Richards, USA 14-111/2 OR
1960 Don Bragg, USA 15- 5 OR
1964 Fred Hansen, USA 16- 83/4 OR
1968 Bob Seagren, USA 17- 81/2 OR
1972 Wolfgang Nordwig, E. Ger 18- 01/2 OR
1976 Tadeusz Slusarski, POL 18- 01/2 OR
1980 Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, POL 18-111/2 WR
1984 Pierre Quinon, FRA 18-101/4  
1988 Sergey Bubka, USSR 19- 41/4 OR
1992 Maksim Tarasov, UT 19- 01/4  
1996 Jean Galfione, FRA 19- 51/4 OR
2000 Nick Hysong, USA 19- 41/4  
2004 Timothy Mack, USA 19-61/4 OR
2008 Steve Hooker, AUS 19-61/2 OR
2012 Renaud Lavillenie, FRA 19-7 OR

 

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