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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's Pole Vault

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: Qualifying round (5.75 or top 12 to final) (Aug 26)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
Few would have predicted Gibilisco for victory before Paris, though they might have done so if they had realised that the Italian’s coach was Vitaliy Petrov, the Ukrainian who was once coach to Sergey Bubka. It was Petrov who advised Gibilisco to pass in the final after two failures at 5.75. He came back with a new pole to clear 5.80 and was one of five men to then try 5.85. The Italian was first to go of those five and went into the lead by clearing on his first attempt. Brits made it on his second, Kristiansson and defending champion Markov on their third. Lobinger, who was the leader before 5.85, went out. At 5.90 Gibilisco again succeeded with his first try and added 5cm to his new Italian record. The others were left to try 5.90 and/or 5.95, but all in vain.
 These are the results of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, France.
 
  Pole Vault 28 August
  Final

Event Report Men Pole Vault Final

Soaring to new heights in the men's Pole Vault was little known Italian Giuseppe GIBILISCO, setting two new national records to notch up a suprise victory with a height of 5.90m. It is a remarkable improvement for the Italian Indoor champion, who has increased his personal best by over 18cm this year to become World Champion.
 
At 5.80m and seven competitors left in the competition, Gibilisco, with only one attempt remaining after passing after two fouls at 5.75m was under pressure. He cleared beautifully to set up his gold medal. He did not fail again for the entire evening, sailing over 5.85m and then 5.90m.
 
Level with the Italian, were Patrik KRISTIANSSON (SWE), Australia's defending world champion Dmitri MARKOV and Commonwealth champion Okkert BRITS (RSA). At 5.85m, all four succeeded, with Markov feeling the pressure, vaulting superbly on his final attempt and Kristiansson equalling his personal best.
 
The bar was raised to 5.90m and after the Swede failed all three attempts, in a tactical manoeuvre, both Brits and Markov passed in an attempt to increase the pressure on the leader, Gibilisco.
 
The Italian answered by passing at 5.95m, leaving Markov with one attempt to try and steal victory. The defending champion clipped the bar with his foot, shattering all hopes of consecutive world titles.

Similarly, Brits failed to produce his 1995 form, leaving him with the silver medal at 5.85m (season's best), and Gibilisco stunned as he realised he had won.
 
Sweden's Patrik Kristiansson won the bronze (5.85m), leaving him bleary-eyed in the arms of fiancé Carolina Kluft, (gold medallist in the heptathlon) whilst Markov (5.85m), on countback was fourth.

1 Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA 5 Jan 79 5.90
2 Okkert Brits RSA 22 Aug 73 5.85
3 Patrik Kristiansson SWE 3 Jun 77 5.85
4 Dmitri Markov AUS 14 Mar 75 5.85
5 Tim Lobinger GER 3 Sep 72 5.80
6 Denys Yurchenko UKR 27 Jan 78 5.70
6 Tim Mack USA 15 Sep 72 5.70
6 Derek Miles USA 28 Sep 72 5.70
9 Adam Kolasa POL 2 Aug 75 5.70
9 Vadim Strogalyov RUS 9 Feb 75 5.70
11 Viktor Chistyakov AUS 9 Feb 75 5.60
Daichi Sawano JPN 16 Sep 80 DNS
Final 18:30 Team Height 530 550 560 570 575 580 585 590 595
1 Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA 5.90mm - - O - XX- O O O -
2 Okkert Brits RSA 5.85mm - - XO - XO - XO X- XX
3 Patrik Kristiansson SWE 5.85mm - - XO - O O XXO XXX
4 Dmitri Markov AUS 5.85mm - - XO - XO - XXO XX- X
5 Tim Lobinger GER 5.80mm - - O O XO O XXX
6 Denys Yurchenko UKR 5.70mm - XO - O - XX- X
6 Timothy Mack USA 5.70mm - XO O O XXX
6 Derek Miles USA 5.70mm - XO O O XXX
9 Vadim Strogalev RUS 5.70mm - O O XO - XXX
9 Adam Kolasa POL 5.70mm O O O XO XXX
11 Viktor Chistiakov AUS 5.60mm - - O - XXX
- Daichi Sawano JPN DNS
  Qualification 26 August

Event Report Men Pole Vault Qualification

It was a disappointing evening for France as world-leading vaulter, Romain MENSIL no-heighted in the qualifying rounds of the men's Pole Vault.
 
Bravely entering the competition at 5.70m, just five centimetres short of the automatic qualifying standard, Mensil, who has cleared 5.95m this season, missed all three attempts.
 
He wasn't the only casualty though, with world number two, Aleksandr AVERBUCH (ISR) missing all attempts at his opening height of 5.60m and American Jeff HARTWIG only able to clear 5.50m, not enough to progress to the final.
 
There were some nervous moments for defending world champion, Dmitri MARKOV (AUS), as he had two misses at his opening height of 5.60m. He was clearly relieved to go over on his third try. It seemed to spur him on, though, as he then sailed over 5.70m first time, which was enough to qualify for the final.
 
Italian Giuseppe GIBILISCO was the only athlete with a clean score sheet, requiring just two jumps (one at 5.50m and one at 5.70m) to qualify for the final.
 
The other top ten ranked men to make it through the rounds were Tim LOBINGER (GER), Derek MILLS (USA), Okkert BRITS (RSA) and Patrik KRISTIANSSON (SWE).
  Group A
1 Dmitri Markov AUS 14 Mar 75 5.70 q
1 Derek Miles USA 28 Sep 72 5.70 q
3 Denys Yurchenko UKR 27 Jan 78 5.70 q
3 Tim Mack USA 15 Sep 72 5.70 q
5 Adam Kolasa POL 2 Aug 75 5.60 q
6 Lars Börgeling GER 16 Apr 79 5.60
7 Rens Blom NED 1 Mar 77 5.60
8 Ilian Efremov BUL 2 Aug 70 5.60
9 Pavel Gerasimov RUS 29 May 79 5.60
10 Adam Ptáček CZE 8 Oct 80 5.50
11 Nick Buckfield GBR 5 Jun 73 5.50
12 Thibaut Duval BEL 1 Feb 79 5.35
13 Alexandre Barbaud FRA 15 Feb 80 5.20
13 Pierre-Charles Peuf FRA 27 Apr 79 5.20
15 Fumiaki Kobayashi JPN 10 Dec 74 5.20
Alex Averbukh ISR 1 Oct 74 NH
  Group B
1 Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA 5 Jan 79 5.70 q
2 Tim Lobinger GER 3 Sep 72 5.70 q
2 Viktor Chistyakov AUS 9 Feb 75 5.70 q
4 Okkert Brits RSA 22 Aug 73 5.70 q
4 Patrik Kristiansson SWE 3 Jun 77 5.70 q
6 Vadim Strogalyov RUS 9 Feb 75 5.60 q
6 Daichi Sawano JPN 16 Sep 80 5.60 q
8 Spas Buhalov BUL 14 Nov 80 5.60
9 Jeff Hartwig USA 25 Sep 67 5.50
10 Matti Mononen FIN 25 Nov 83 5.50
11 Piotr Buciarski DEN 22 Nov 75 5.35
11 Christian Tamminga NED 30 Apr 74 5.35
13 Dominic Johnson LCA 31 Oct 75 5.35
14 Štěpán Janáček CZE 12 Jun 77 5.20
Richard Spiegelburg GER 12 Aug 77 NH
Romain Mesnil FRA 13 Jun 77 NH
 
Group A Team Height 520 535 550 560 570
1 Dmitri Markov AUS 5.70m - - - XXO O
1 Derek Miles USA 5.70m - - XO XO O
3 Timothy Mack USA 5.70m - XO XO O XXO
3 Denys Yurchenko UKR 5.70m - - XXO - XXO
5 Adam Kolasa POL 5.60m - O O O XXX
6 Lars Borgeling GER 5.60m - - - XO XXX
7 Rens Blom NED 5.60m - - XXO XO XXX
8 Iliyan Efremov BUL 5.60m - XO O XXO XXX
9 Pavel Gerasimov RUS 5.60m - O XXO XXO XXX
10 Adam Ptacek CZE 5.50m - O XO XXX
11 Nick Buckfield GBR 5.50m - - XXO XXX
12 Thibaut Duval BEL 5.35m - O XXX
13 Pierre Charles Peuf FRA 5.20m O - XXX
13 Alexandre Barbaud FRA 5.20m O - XX- X
15 Fumiaki Kobayashi JPN 5.20m XO XXX
- Aleksandr Averbukh ISR NM - - - XXX
Group B Team Height 520 535 550 560 570
1 Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA 5.70m - - O - O
2 Tim Lobinger GER 5.70m - - O XO O
2 Viktor Chistiakov AUS 5.70m - - XO O O
4 Okkert Brits RSA 5.70m - - O O XO
4 Patrik Kristiansson SWE 5.70m - - - O XO
6 Daichi Sawano JPN 5.60m - O O O XXX
6 Vadim Strogalev RUS 5.60m - O - O XXX
8 Spas Bukhalov BUL 5.60m - O O XXO XXX
9 Jeff Hartwig USA 5.50m - - O XXX
10 Matti Mononen FIN 5.50m - XXO XO XXX
11 Christian Tamminga NED 5.35m - XO XXX
11 Piotr Buciarski DEN 5.35m - XO - XXX
13 Dominic Johnson LCA 5.35m - XXO XXX
14 Stepan Janacek CZE 5.20m O XXX
- Romain Mesnil FRA NM - - - - XXX
- Richard Spiegelburg GER NM - XXX

Group A 26 AUG 2003 18:45

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 1413 Timothy Mack USA USA 5.85i 5.76
2 677 Aleksandr Averbukh ISR ISR 5.93 5.93
3 58 Dmitri Markov AUS AUS 6.05 5.86
4 1083 Adam Kolasa POL POL 5.75 5.70
5 105 Thibaut Duval BEL BEL 5.70 5.60
6 551 Lars Börgeling GER GER 5.85 5.80
7 772 Fumiaki Kobayashi JPN JPN 5.71 5.40
8 1168 Pavel Gerasimov RUS RUS 5.90 5.60
9 459 Alexandre Barbaud FRA FRA 5.75 5.75
10 334 Adam Ptácek CZE CZE 5.81i 5.81i
11 981 Rens Blom NED NED 5.75 5.75
12 188 Iliyan Efremov BUL BUL 5.70 5.70
13 1416 Derek Miles USA USA 5.82 5.81
14 488 Pierre-Charles Peuf FRA FRA 5.70 5.70
15 1367 Denys Yurchenko UKR UKR 5.75 5.70
16 511 Nick Buckfield GBR GBR 5.81i 5.70

Group B 26 AUG 2003 18:45

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 186 Spas Bukhalov BUL BUL 5.70 5.70
2 1195 Vadim Strogalev RUS RUS 5.85 5.73
3 778 Daichi Sawano JPN JPN 5.75 5.75
4 487 Romain Mesnil FRA FRA 5.95 5.95
5 703 Giuseppe Gibilisco ITA ITA 5.82 5.82
6 574 Tim Lobinger GER GER 6.00 5.86
7 881 Dominic Johnson LCA LCA 5.70 5.40
8 1401 Jeff Hartwig USA USA 6.03 5.80
9 341 Piotr Buciarski DEN DEN 5.75 5.60
10 997 Christian Tamminga NED NED 5.76 5.70
11 1137 Okkert Brits RSA RSA 6.03 5.80
12 54 Viktor Chistiakov AUS AUS 5.90 5.71
13 447 Matti Mononen FIN FIN 5.65 5.65
14 580 Richard Spiegelburg GER GER 5.85 5.73i
15 328 Štepán Janacek CZE CZE 5.76 5.70i
16 1284 Patrik Kristiansson SWE SWE 5.85 5.80
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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