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1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - Men's Pole Vault

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Format: All those clearing 3.66 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 1, 1928  
Date Finished: August 1, 1928  
(Competitors: 20; Countries: 13; Finalists: 9)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Overview by IAAF    Olympic_Stadium_Amsterdam_1928.jpg
Barnes had improved Carr’s 1927 world record of 4.27 to 4.30 in April, and had won the US Trials – on countback from Droegemuller and Carr – with 4.11. After nine men made 3.66 in qualifying, the final was started at 3.50, but 3.80 was needed to eliminate Julius Müller (GER). When the bar was raised to 4.10, only five men were left, with Victor Pickard the only non-American. After clearing 3.95 on the third attempt, Carr and Droegemuller both made 4.10 first time, and then watched as the other three failed three times. Third to fifth was decided by a jump-off, with Barnes placing fifth – very much an off-day for a man who cleared 4.11 in 10 competitions in 1928. At 4.20m Carr cleared first time to take the gold medal.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1927 Sabin Carr broke the world record by vaulting 4.27 to win the IC4As in Philadelphia. This was the first-ever clearance of 14-feet. At the West Coast Relays in 1928, defending gold medalist Lee Barnes bettered that with 4.30 and was favored in Amsterdam. The final was held in a pouring rain. Five vaulters were left after 3.95 (12-11½) – Carr, Barnes, two other Americans, Bill Droegemuller and Charles McGinnis, and Canadian Vic Pickard. Only Carr and Droegemuller succeeded at 4.10. When Carr cleared 4.20 (13-9¼) the gold medal was his. Third-fifth places were decided in a jump-off. The Americans swept the medals, as they had in 1924.
 
 
        Results          
 
Pole Vault Men     Final 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 4.20     Sabin Carr United States USA 23 OR  
2 4.10     Bill Droegemueller United States USA 21 OR  
3 3.95     Charles McGinnis United States USA 21    
4 3.95     Vic Pickard Canada CAN 24    
5 3.95     Lee Barnes United States USA 21    
6 3.90     Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan JPN 24    
7 3.90     Henry Lindblad Sweden SWE 22    
8 3.80     János Karlovits Hungary HUN 28    
9 3.65     Julius Müller Germany GER 25    
Pole Vault Men     Qualifying Round 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1T 3.66   Q János Karlovits Hungary HUN 28    
1T 3.66   Q Lee Barnes United States USA 21    
1T 3.66   Q Bill Droegemueller United States USA 21    
1T 3.66   Q Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan JPN 24    
1T 3.66   Q Charles McGinnis United States USA 21    
1T 3.66   Q Henry Lindblad Sweden SWE 22    
1T 3.66   Q Julius Müller Germany GER 25    
1T 3.66   Q Sabin Carr United States USA 23    
1T 3.66   Q Vic Pickard Canada CAN 24    
10T 3.50     Aksel Nikolajsen Denmark DEN 27    
10T 3.50     Laurence Bond Great Britain GBR 22    
10T 3.50     José Culí Spain ESP 21    
10T 3.50     Maurice Henrijean Belgium BEL      
14T 3.30     Age van der Zee Netherlands NED 24    
14T 3.30     Gérard Noël Belgium BEL 27    
14T 3.30     Stelios Benardis Greece GRE      
AC NH     René Joannes-Powell Belgium BEL 32    
AC NH     Argyris Karagiannis Greece GRE 24    
AC NH     Pierre Ramadier France FRA 25    
AC NH     Robert Vintousky France FRA 25    
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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