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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

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

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: First round (4.40 or top 12 to final) (Aug 23)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
The contest did not match that of 2001 even though Dragila and Feofanova were now joined by new world record holder Isinbaeva. At 4.55 the two Russians went ahead with their first-time clearances. Dragila and Pyrek needed three attempts. The Germans Becker and Buschbaum were also still in the competition, but passed that height. All five tried 4.60 with Becker and Feofanova – the first two to vault – instantly successful. Isinbaeva made it on her second try but Dragila and Pyrek failed three times. At 4.70 Becker and Feofanova again matched one another with second-time clearances. Isinbaeva failed twice and saved her last try for 4.75. At that height Feofanova finally broke away from Becker by clearing first time.The German and Isinbaeva could go no higher so Feofanova – who had a temperature of 38° on the even of the final – moved up one place from her Edmonton silver.
 The official results of the Women's Pole Vault at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France, held on Monday August 25, 2003. There were a total number of 27 competitors.

Records

World Record  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.82 Gateshead, England 13 July 2003
Championship Record  Stacy Dragila (USA) 4.75 Edmonton, Canada 6 August 2001
 Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.75 Edmonton, Canada 6 August 2001
 
  Pole Vault 25 August
  Final

Women Pole Vault Final

Svetlana FEOFANOVA shed tears of joy after winning the women's pole vault final with her first attempt at 4.75m. When Annika BECKER (GER) failed with her first attempt at 4.80m, Feofanova became world champion, with countrywoman and world record holder Yelena ISINBEYEVA third.

Feofanova failed only one jump on her way to victory, missing her first attempt at 4.70m, and passed only at 4.50m. Becker, however, passed at 4.45m, 4.55m and 4.65m then chose to raise the bar to 4.80m after missing two attempts at 4.75m. The gamble did not pay off.

It was the height of 4.60m that decided who would contest the medals as at this point, defending champion Stacey DRAGILA (USA), Monica PYREK (POL) and Yvonne BUSCHBAUM (GER)left the competition. Earlier, Russian national champion Yelena BELYAKOVA exited at 4.55m.

Becker forced a contest when she cleared 4.70m on her first attempt. Feofanova met the challenge, clearing it easily. The Russian missed her first jump at 4.75m and for the first time showed any emotion, appearing frustrated. However, she was typically calm during her second attempt, which was a new championship record. Becker's subsequent miss confirmed her victory.

During the early rounds, Isinbeyeva was sailing over the bar, suggesting the crowd may be treated to a world record. However, her first attempt at 4.70m lacked precision and she pulled out halfway through the second jump. Her post jump frustration showed that she knew how vital this miss was. She was then left with one attempt at 4.75m but could not find the form which saw her jump 4.83m in July.

Feofanova's gold follows her silver in Edmonton.

1 Svetlana Feofanova RUS 16 Jul 80 4.75
2 Annika Becker GER 12 Nov 81 4.70
3 Yelena Isinbayeva RUS 3 Jun 82 4.65
4 Stacy Dragila USA 25 Mar 71 4.55
4 Monika Pyrek POL 11 Aug 80 4.55
6 Yvonne Buschbaum GER 14 Jul 80 4.50
7 Anna Rogowska POL 21 May 81 4.45
8 Yelena Belyakova RUS 7 Apr 76 4.45
9 Gao Shuying CHN 28 Oct 79 4.35
10 Mary Vincent USA 31 Oct 75 4.35
Marie Poissonnier FRA 4 May 79 NH
Thórey Edda Elísdóttir ISL 30 Jun 77 NH
Final 18:30 Team Height 410 425 435 445 450 455 460 465 470 475 480
1 Svetlana Feofanova RUS 4.75m - - O O - O O O XO O -
2 Annika Becker GER 4.70m - - O - XO - O - XO XX- X
3 Yelena Isinbayeva RUS 4.65m - - O O - O XO O XX- X
4 Monika Pyrek POL 4.55m - O O O - XXO XXX
4 Stacy Dragila USA 4.55m - O O O O XXO XXX
6 Yvonne Buschbaum GER 4.50m - - XO - XO - XXX
7 Anna Rogowska POL 4.45m O O XO O XXX
8 Yelena Belyakova RUS 4.45m - O O XXO - XXX
9 Shuying Gao CHN 4.35m O O O XXX
10 Mary Sauer USA 4.35m O XO XXO XXX
- Thorey Edda Elisdottir ISL NM - - XXX
- Marie Poissonnier FRA NM XXX
  Qualification 23 August

Women Pole Vault Qualification

There were no surprises in the qualifying pools of the women's Pole Vault with the Russian duo of Yelena ISINBAYEVA, Svetlana FEOFANOVA and America's Stacy DRAGILA all progressing to the Final on Monday night.

Feofanova, the former world record holder and current world number two, was all class, waiting until the bar reached the automatic qualifying height (4.40m)and clearing it with ease on her first attempt.

Isinbayeva, the new world record holder, was more cautious, going in at 4.25m, and taking an attempt at 4.35m and 4.40m also. She looked very good, soaring over all three heights on her first attempt.

Joining her Russian team-mates in the Final will be Yelena BELYAKOVA as she too cleared 4.40m. She fouled twice but went over on her third attempt, not that it would have mattered if she missed as her clearance at 4.35m would have been enough to make the top 12.

Current world and Olympic champion, Stacy Dragila, eager to make sure she didn't repeat her world indoor performance of no-heighting in the qualifying rounds, started her campaign early at 4.25m. She cleared it, then 4.35m, and 4.40m with only one hiccup on her first attempt at the automatic qualifying height.

Other notable qualifiers were the German pair of Annika BECKER, who has a best of 4.77m; Yvonne BUSCHBAUM, who has cleared 4.70m this season and Poland's Monika PYREK.

France's Marie POISSONNIER qualified for the Final also, with a first-up clearance at 4.35m.

  Group A
1 Svetlana Feofanova RUS 16 Jul 80 4.40 Q
2 Yvonne Buschbaum GER 14 Jul 80 4.40 Q
3 Monika Pyrek POL 11 Aug 80 4.40 Q
4 Thórey Edda Elísdóttir ISL 30 Jun 77 4.35 q
5 Mary Vincent USA 31 Oct 75 4.35 q
6 Nataliya Mazuryk UKR 5 Mar 83 4.25
7 Tania Stefanova BUL 8 Mar 72 4.25
8 Vanessa Boslak FRA 11 Jun 82 4.15
8 Jillian Schwartz USA 19 Sep 79 4.15
10 Melina Hamilton NZL 15 Jun 76 4.00
10 Masumi Ono JPN 5 Dec 75 4.00
12 Alejandra García ARG 13 Jun 73 4.00
Carolina Torres CHI 16 Mar 79 NH
Pavla Rybová CZE 20 May 78 DNS
  Group B
1 Yelena Isinbayeva RUS 3 Jun 82 4.40 Q
2 Annika Becker GER 12 Nov 81 4.40 Q
3 Stacy Dragila USA 25 Mar 71 4.40 Q
4 Yelena Belyakova RUS 7 Apr 76 4.40 Q
5 Gao Shuying CHN 28 Oct 79 4.35 q
6 Marie Poissonnier FRA 4 May 79 4.35 q
7 Anna Rogowska POL 21 May 81 4.25 q
8 Naroa Agirre ESP 15 May 79 4.25
9 Carolin Hingst GER 18 Sep 80 4.25
10 Anna Fitidou CYP 22 Apr 77 4.15
11 Zsuzsanna Olgyay-Szabó HUN 6 May 73 4.15
11 Becky Holliday USA 12 Mar 80 4.15
13 Stephanie McCann CAN 22 Apr 77 4.00
 
Group A Team Height 400 415 425 435 440
1 Svetlana Feofanova RUS 4.40m - - - - O
2 Yvonne Buschbaum GER 4.40m - - O - XO
3 Monika Pyrek POL 4.40m - - O O XXO
4 Thorey Edda Elisdottir ISL 4.35m - - XO O -
5 Mary Sauer USA 4.35m - O O XO -
6 Natalya Kushch UKR 4.25m - O XO XXX
7 Tanya Stefanova BUL 4.25m - - XXO XXX
8 Jillian Schwartz USA 4.15m O XO XXX
8 Vanessa Boslak FRA 4.15m - XO XXX
10 Melina Hamilton NZL 4.00m O XXX
10 Masumi Ono JPN 4.00m O XXX
12 Alejandra Garcia ARG 4.00m XO XXX
- Carolina Torres CHI NM XXX
- Pavla Hamackova CZE DNS
Group B Team Height 400 415 425 435 440
1 Yelena Isinbayeva RUS 4.40m - - O O O
2 Annika Becker GER 4.40m - O - XO O
3 Stacy Dragila USA 4.40m - - O O XO
4 Yelena Belyakova RUS 4.40m - - O O XXO
5 Shuying Gao CHN 4.35m - O O O XXX
6 Marie Poissonnier FRA 4.35m O O XO O XXX
7 Anna Rogowska POL 4.25m - O O XXX
8 Naroa Agirre ESP 4.25m XO O O XXX
9 Carolin Hingst GER 4.25m - - XXO XXX
10 Anna Fitidou CYP 4.15m XO O XXX
11 Zsuzsanna Szabo-Olgyai HUN 4.15m XO XO XXX
11 Becky Holliday USA 4.15m XO XO XXX
13 Stephanie McCann CAN 4.00m O XXX

Group A 23 AUG 2003 16:40

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 24 Alejandra García ARG ARG 4.42 4.20
2 550 Thórey Edda Elisdóttir ISL ISL 4.51i 4.50i
3 136 Tanya Stefanova BUL BUL 4.45 4.45
4 347 Vanessa Boslak FRA FRA 4.50 4.50
5 253 Pavla Rybová CZE CZE 4.60 4.60
6 1093 Natalya Kushch-Mazuryk UKR UKR 4.40 4.40
7 907 Svetlana Feofanova RUS RUS 4.80i 4.80i
8 162 Carolina Torres CHI CHI 4.30 4.30
9 1156 Mary Sauer Vincent USA USA 4.65 4.40
10 841 Monika Pyrek POL POL 4.62 4.60
11 807 Melina Hamilton NZL NZL 4.40 4.40
12 1158 Jillian Schwartz USA USA 4.50 4.45
13 425 Yvonne Buschbaum GER GER 4.70 4.70
14 631 Masumi Ono JPN JPN 4.30i 4.21

Group B 23 AUG 2003 16:40

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 151 Stephanie McCann CAN CAN 4.41 4.41
2 247 Anna Fitídou CYP CYP 4.30 4.30
3 900 Yelena Belyakova RUS RUS 4.60 4.60
4 286 Naroa Agirre ESP ESP 4.45 4.45
5 1123 Stacy Dragila USA USA 4.81 4.78i
6 373 Marie Poissonnier FRA FRA 4.46 4.40
7 423 Annika Becker GER GER 4.77 4.67i
8 913 Elena Isinbaeva RUS RUS 4.82 4.82
9 167 Shuying Gao CHN CHN 4.52 4.40
10 842 Anna Rogowska POL POL 4.47i 4.47i
11 525 Zsuzsanna Szabó-Olgyai HUN HUN 4.51i 4.33
12 441 Carolin Hingst GER GER 4.51 4.51
13 1137 Becky Holliday USA USA 4.47 4.47

 

 

 

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