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2008 Olympic Games Beijing - Men's Pole vault



Host City: Beijing, China Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 5.75 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 20, 2008  
Date Finished: August 22, 2008  
(Competitors: 26; Countries: 11; Finalists: 13)  
    Venue(s): Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
Overview by IAAF    2008_olympic_stadium.jpg
Thirteen men cleared 5.65 in the qualifying round, but 2007 World Champion Brad Walker, who no-heighted, was not one of them. Veterans Tim Lobinger (5.55) and 40 year-old Jeff Hartwig (5.55) also failed to make the baker’s dozen. Only six men cleared 5.70 in the final, and none of them had a clean slate at that point. Lukyanenko, the 2008 World Indoor Champion, looked a gold medal winner with his first-time clearance at 5.80, but burly (1.87/85Kg) Hooker cleared on his final attempt, and matched Lukyanenko with a third time clearance at 5.85, before winning gold with another final attempt at 5.90. Remarkably, Hooker – looking like a fair haired version of Władysław Kozakiewicz – achieved his fourth successive clearance on his third attempt, this time at an Olympic record of 5.96.
Summary by      
The qualifying round for the pole vault started after 9 PM (2100) and took until after midnight to whittle the field down to 13 vaulters who had cleared 5.65 (18-6½). The automatic qualifier was 5.75 (18-10¼), but the officials mercifully allowed all 13 into the final rather than continuing into the wee hours to potentially eliminate one vaulter. One who did not qualify was American Brad Walker, 2007 World Champion and silver medalist in 2005. In the final, only six vaulters could get over 5.70 (18-8¼), but for four of them, they would go no higher. Of those Denys Yurchenko (UKR) won the bronze medal as he cleared 5.70 on one attempt and had only one miss at lower heights. Yurchenko was injured on that clearance and kept passing but never jumped again. That left Russia’s Yevgeny Lukyanenko and Australia’s Steve Hooker to contest the gold and silver medal. Lukyanenko seemed to have the advantage when he made 5.80 (19-0¼) on his first attempt, Hooker needing three tries to go clear. Both cleared 5.85 (19-2¼) on their third attempt. At 5.90, Hooker won the gold medal, again with a third-attempt clearance, and he kept going to an Olympic record 5.96 (19-6½), at which he cleared his fourth consecutive height on his third try.


Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Ukraine Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.14 m A Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994
Olympic record  Timothy Mack (USA) 5.95 m Athens, Greece 27 August 2004

A new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
22 August Final  Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.96 m OR  

The men's pole vault at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 20 and 22 August at the Beijing National Stadium.

The qualifying standards were 5.70 m (18.7 ft) (A standard) and 5.55 m (18.21 ft) (B standard).

Men's Pole Vault - FINAL


An Olympic record toppedout a golden day for Australia who already had three medals in Beijing, silver in the women’s sprint hurdles, and two, a bronze and silver, in the men’s Race Walks.

Steve Hooker, 26, who joined the exclusive 6 metres club in January of this year, played a very cagey game tonight, conserving his energy with what were ultimately three very wise passes considering the large number of attempts he would have to make later in the evening.

While he opted out of 5.45 where the competition began, and opened at 5.60, he must have had a knot in his stomach when he first passed 5.70, and then elected to miss the next height 5.75 too.

Nerves of steel are needed to become an Olympic champion, and that’s what Hooker, the 2006 World Cup winner, showed tonight, as he played a tactical game of the highest order.

It was a white knuckle ride all the same for his coach, Alex Parnov, the father of Vicky Parnov, the 2007 World Youth champion in the women’s Pole Vault. With the exception of 5.60, Hooker cleared all his remaining heights this evening on this third and last attempt!

This was not so much a matter of a ‘last chance saloon’, this was more a ‘last chance pub crawl’, as 5.80, 5.85, 5.90 and his Olympic record of 5.96 were all left to last ditch, do or die efforts.

Hooker always had the height, but he was badly positioned just in front of the bar on all but his five successful vaults of the evening, and so on each of the other occasions he came down heavily on the cross bar.

When he did go clear on these five heights it was nearly always with an impressive margin indicating that he is very much in 6m form.

And boy did coach Parnov celebrate when his charge flew to the gold at 5.90. He leapt from his seat in the tribune over on to the track and sprinted towards the oncoming Hooker. They met in a dramatic embrace, Parnov jumping into the arms of his athlete, who held him off the ground in giant bear hug for a couple of seconds.

But this final was by no means just about one man and his coach. In fact until we reached 5.85, it was Russia’s World Indoor champion Yevgeniy Lukyanenko who was in the ascendancy having taken both 5.70 and 5.80 on his first approaches, with a pass at 5.75 in between.

The Russian also took three attempts to make 5.85, with his demise only coming at 5.90, at which point Hooker sailed over for gold.

Bronze was both a happy and a sad affair.

Happy because kneeling on the ground seemingly bent in prayer before his third and final attempt at his opening 5.45, Denys Yurchenko of the Ukraine, did subsequently manage to rescue his competition from disaster at its very beginning. Clutching his head in his hands in relief after he cleared that was the Ukrainian’s up-moment of the night.

The sadness came when after Yurchenko’s first time clearance at 5.70, he was seen limping, clutching his left leg behind the knee, and was obviously in great pain. He hobbled over to the officials to declare he would pass his next height (5.75), and as every other height of the night was announced and the same thing occurred it was clear that he would play no further part in the competition. Still, the bronze medal was some reward.

“I could not continue my struggle because I had a minor leg injury,” confirmed Yurchenko.

And how did some of the other finalists proceed during the night?

The crucial height was 5.60, when the 13 man final became 9 (8 having cleared the height + Germany’s Danny Ecker passing). 5.70 knocked out France’s Jerome Clavier and German Raphael Holzdeppe, the World Junior record holder.

There was a pass by former World Indoor champion Igor Pavlov of Russia at 5.70, and successes at that height (second time) for US champion Derek Miles and Russia’s Dmitry Starodubtsev, and (third time) for World bronze medallist Danny Ecker.

The German and Pavlov could not progress past 5.75, while Miles and Starodubtsev passed and then failed at 5.80.

“I was jumping really well by the end of the competition,” said the winner.

“Now there is a new breed of pole vaulter coming through. All of us will work together to push the World record, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was gone in the next few years.”

This was the first ever Australian medal in Olympic history at the Pole Vault and the Olympic record he beat, 5.95m, was set by 2004 Athens champion Tim Mack who did not make the US team to defend his title in Beijing.

Chris Turner for the IAAF

Hooker visualises his way to “what every kid dreams of”


It was sometime after 10 o’clock in Beijing’s National Stadium on Friday night (21) when Australian Steve Hooker took a moment to steady himself – perhaps the most important moment of his entire life.

For more than two hours, he had been out in the middle with 12 other pole vaulters as the bar crept up towards the height that would decide who was going to be the 2008 Olympic gold medallist.

Only he and Yevgeniy Lukyanenko, the Russian who’d been beating him all season, were still jumping. When they reached 5.90, they had already twice needed three attempts to keep their Olympic dreams alive; twice each they pulled out a clearance when failure would have put them out of the competition.

Now they were at it again. Lukyanenko jumped first and, for an instant, it looked as though he was over. He had the height but this time the merest brush of his torso brought the bar down.

Hooker realised he was staring at destiny. Somehow, this shaggy haired, head-banded 26-year-old, who for two years had become so full of demons that he was frightened of vaulting at all, had got himself to the point of winning the biggest prize in sport.

I am the sort of person…to take that sort of opportunity on, and make the most of it

In qualifying, he’d needed all three jumps to clear 5.65, and that just to make the final. At 5.80, he’d survived, but only just, his third effort a scrambled feet-first, mid-air shove over the bar. And at 5.85, he’d watched Lukyanenko go clear before executing some sort of twisting, legs akimbo flip to stay alive.

Now he had to do it again. But this time he knew it could be the one thing he would be remembered for, for the rest of his life. Fail and he’d be left with silver and all those questions.

“I took a moment before jumping at 5.90,” he says. “I just sat back and realised I was doing something that every kid dreams of. I had my destiny in my own hands. Yevgeniy was out of the competition and if I cleared that bar I was the gold medallist.

“I thought, ‘I am the sort of person who can stand up and take that sort of opportunity on, and make the most of it.’”

Somewhere in the background something was being announced to the crowd. But Hooker didn’t hear it. He took a breath and set off down the runway, pushed up into the air, arched his body and threw himself back, leaving the bar untouched. As he fell he thrust his fists out into the air. By the time he hit the mat he was an Olympic champion.

“To have done it is a dream come true and it’s amazing,” says Hooker, choking for a moment on his words. “The reality of it hasn’t sunk in, but sailing over that bar after a clean clearance I really got to enjoy it.

“That’s the good thing about my event, you get that opportunity to fall to earth and that experience that other athletes don’t get. Tonight I am lucky to be a pole vaulter, and lucky to be an Olympic gold medallist. I am a very lucky guy right now.”

Thanks to Emma and Mark

But it was more than luck, as Hooker knows. Gold medals take hard work – “so much time and so much planning and so much effort,” as he says. “So many sacrifices, so much has gone into this for me, there’s been so many people supporting me through all of this. This is not just for me this is for all of them.”

The story goes right back to when Hooker first took up pole vaulting at his local athletics club in Box Hill, Melbourne. Australian pole vaulter Emma George trained at the same club with a man called Mark Stewart.

“It’s basically because of Emma that I do pole vault,” he explains. “She held the World record at the time so I approached Mark and asked him if I could start.

“He’s been a big influence on my career. He’s an amazing man, a very good coach, and a very good friend. I think he’s probably going to be one of the happiest people in the world tonight. So much of it belongs to him.”

Hypnotism and visualisation

Within four years Hooker was in Australia’s Olympic team for Athens, although it wasn’t quite as straightforward as that sounds. He suffered a couple of training accidents early in his career, landing badly on the pole, and for two years up to 2003 was haunted by doubts and demons, even becoming scared of jumping.

Coping with the harsh black and whiteness of success and failure was something of a nightmare. He would have tantrums and end up in tears. Hypnotism and visualisation began to help, but even then life as a pole vaulter was tough, especially as it wasn’t his full-time occupation. He worked as an estate agent and went to college, too.

Getting to Athens helped him to see there was another way. The results show that he finished equal 28th there. But he watched as his friend Tim Mack held his nerve to take the gold, needing to set an Olympic record of 5.95 to do so.

“I was part of the Tim’s preparation for that,” remembers Hooker. “I got to witness what he did in the lead up competitions, what he did during the rounds, and what he did in qualifying and in the final.

“He was so mentally tough, he hadn’t won that competition till he jumped that 5.95 to break the Olympic record. I took a lot from that and he’s been in my thoughts a lot the last couple of days.”

About technique, about being professional, about lifestyle, about everything

With Mack as inspiration, Hooker made the decision to change the following year when he switched coaches and moved to Perth. It was a major decision. He joined Alex Parnov, coach to Tatiana Gregorieva, the 2000 Olympic silver medallist, and became a full-time athlete.

By the end of March 2006 he was Commonwealth champion and that year he cleared 5.96 to become world number one.

“I think I’d got to the point in my career where I needed a full-time coach, someone who could travel with me to competitions,” he says. “And of course Alex is one of, if not the best coach in the world. Alex has taught me all sorts of things about technique, about being professional, about lifestyle, about everything.”

“Both of my coaches have been the biggest influence in my life,” he adds. “Without Mark I would probably never have even discovered pole vaulting, never would have had the early part of my career, never would have learnt to just be a fierce competitor and go at things eyeballs out.”

“Without either of them all the pieces wouldn’t have be there for this to have happened. Both must take even credit for it. They’re both amazing guys, and are two of my closest friends in the world.”

That much was clear when Hooker sprang from the landing mat on Friday, and ran across the track to greet Parnov who somehow had leapt over the photographers’ pit and was running towards him in bare feet.

“Yeah, I got a huge man hug from Alex,” laughs Hooker. “I think it’s a tribute to him now that he’s coached an Olympic gold medallist because he definitely deserves it.

I love what I do and this is just the icing on the cake

“But there’s more than that as well,” he says. “There’s my training partners, both from Box Hill in Melbourne and from Perth. They are there everyday making it a pleasure to come to training. It doesn’t seem like work, or a job, or something that I have to do. It’s something that I want to do and I love doing everyday.

“That’s the thing I take out of this, I love it. I love what I do and this is just the icing on the cake.”

He wouldn’t have loved losing though. Beforehand Hooker knew he’d have a fight on his hands. All the predictions were that the gold would go to one of the three six-metre men, but with USA’s Brad Walker going out in the qualifiers, that left himself and Lukyanenko. Hooker wanted it so much he didn’t sleep a wink the night before.

“I could think of nothing else,” he says. “Before most things in my life I get a feeling. The last couple of weeks it’s just been crystalised in me that I can do this. Perhaps, in my mind I’d already done it. It was just a matter of playing it out in real life, I guess.”

But playing things out in reality is easier said than done. At first Hooker was too tense. “I was pushing too hard on the runway and I just really needed to let it go,” he says. “My whole focus at the moment is about relaxing. I jump much better when I relax. But I wasn’t that relaxed at the start of the competition.”

I loved having third attempt clearances, with it all being on the line

Ironically, as the competition wore on, as the contest itself became tense and Hooker grew tired, he began to find a sense of calm. “I wouldn’t have survived otherwise,” he says. “One of the big changes I have made, is that I don’t think about consequences of missing or clearing. I didn’t think about the interviews I would have to do if I missed and came fifth in the Olympics, none of that stuff.”

“That’s something that in the past I have worried about. But I was just in the moment, out there enjoying it, and loving being in a bit of a dog fight with Yevgeniy. I loved having third attempt clearances, with it all being on the line.”

By the end of the competition he was jumping really well, he says. So well, indeed, that despite having taken 10 jumps already he asked the judges to put the bar up to 5.96 and on the third attempt (he timed out before he could take his second attempt) he eclipsed Mack’s Olympic record.

“I lost a bit of the nervous energy,” he says. “My jumps improved technically so having all those third attempts was actually an advantage for me in the end.”

“In 2006 I jumped 5.96 but in that competition I did it on about my third jump. The thought of doing it on my 13th jump in the competition, it would never have occurred to me that I would be able to do that.”

Now, he says, even the World record is possible, referring to Sergey Bubka’s famous 6.14 from back in 1994. “There’s a new breed of pole vaulter coming through,” says Hooker. “Young guys like Yevgeniy, myself and Brad Walker. We’ll all work together to push up towards the world record and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was gone in the next couple of years.”

Hooker’s PB is exactly 6.00m set earlier this year in January. But 6.14? Now, that would be a moment.

Matthew Brown for the IAAF

Pole vault Men     Final 21 August      
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 5.96     Steve Hooker Australia AUS 16 Jul 82  
2 5.85     Yevgeniy Lukyanenko Russia RUS 23 Jan 85  
3 5.70     Denys Yurchenko Ukraine UKR 27 Jan 78  
4 5.70     Derek Miles United States USA 28 Sep 72  
5 5.70     Dmitriy Starodubtsev Russia RUS 3 Jan 86  
6 5.70     Danny Ecker Germany GER 21 Jul 77  
7 5.60     Jérôme Clavier France FRA 3 May 83  
8 5.60     Raphael Holzdeppe Germany GER 28 Sep 89  
9 5.60     Igor Pavlov Russia RUS 18 Jul 79  
10 5.45     Jan Kudlička Czech Republic CZE 29 Apr 88  
11 5.45     Przemysław Czerwiński Poland POL 28 Jul 83  
  NH     Leonid Andreyev Uzbekistan UZB 6 Oct 83  
  NH     Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy ITA 5 Jan 79  

Men's Pole Vault - Qualification


It is rare that any discipline except a Combined Event finds itself being contested across two days. Well that’s what happened with the men’s Pole Vault qualification.

38 vaulters split into two equal qualification groups embarked on their quest for a final place at 8.40pm on Wednesday 20 August and not surprisingly were not finished with their competition until well into the night shift of many of the stadium security guards.

As the stadium announcer said a little wearily as the last man attempting 5.65m failed on his third try – “it’s midnight!”

“As day six comes to a close, day seven has already begun.”

With 13 men succeeding at 5.65m the technical officials wisely decided that it was asking a little too much of the athletes to request them to attempt another height so late, sorry, so earlier in the day.

Thus the automatic qualifying mark for the final on Friday (22) which had been set at 5.75m was officially and pragmatically reduced by 10cm.

In the final of the women’s Pole Vault on Tuesday, Yelena Isinbayeva had concealed herself from the eyes of the 91,000 crowd by hiding under a large white duvet. There will be many of the 13 who qualified tonight who will have wished they had brought their pyjamas!

Let’s simply list some of those major names who did qualify and some who did not qualify:


2008 World Indoor champion Yevgeny Lukyanenko (UKR), 2004 World Indoor champion Igor Pavlov (RUS); World Junior champion and record holder Raphael Holzdeppe (GER); 2007 World championships bronze medallist Danny Ecker (GER); USA champion Derek Miles (USA); 2006 World Cup winner Steve Hooker (AUS); 2003 World champion Giuseppe Gibilisco (ITA)....

NOT Qualified:

2007 World champion Brad Walker (USA); 2007 World silver medallist Romain Mesnil (FRA); 2002 European champion Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR); 2003 World Indoor champion Tim Lobinger (GER); former American Area record holder Jeff Hartwig (USA);  6m man and 2006 World Athletics Final winner, Paul Burgess (AUS)....

Good night or should that be good morning, from the Bird's Nest?

Chris Turner for the IAAF

Pole vault Men     Qualification 20 August      
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 5.65   Q Yevgeniy Lukyanenko Russia RUS 23 Jan 85  
1 5.65   Q Igor Pavlov Russia RUS 18 Jul 79  
3 5.65   Q Leonid Andreyev Uzbekistan UZB 6 Oct 83  
3 5.65   Q Jérôme Clavier France FRA 3 May 83  
3 5.65   Q Raphael Holzdeppe Germany GER 28 Sep 89  
3 5.65   Q Denys Yurchenko Ukraine UKR 27 Jan 78  
7 5.65   Q Przemysław Czerwiński Poland POL 28 Jul 83  
7 5.65   Q Jan Kudlička Czech Republic CZE 29 Apr 88  
9 5.65   Q Danny Ecker Germany GER 21 Jul 77  
9 5.65   Q Derek Miles United States USA 28 Sep 72  
11 5.65   Q Dmitriy Starodubtsev Russia RUS 3 Jan 86  
12 5.65   Q Steve Hooker Australia AUS 16 Jul 82  
13 5.65   Q Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy ITA 5 Jan 79  
14 5.55     Alhaji Jeng Sweden SWE 13 Dec 81  
14 5.55     Romain Mesnil France FRA 13 Jun 77  
16 5.55     Paul Burgess Australia AUS 14 Aug 79  
16 5.55     Tim Lobinger Germany GER 3 Sep 72  
16 5.55     Maksym Mazuryk Ukraine UKR 2 Apr 83  
16 5.55     Daichi Sawano Japan JPN 16 Sep 80  
20 5.55     Jeff Hartwig United States USA 25 Sep 67  
20 5.55     Liu Feiliang China CHN 27 Mar 85  
22 5.45     Oleksandr Korchmid Ukraine UKR 22 Jan 82  
22 5.45     Mikko Latvala Finland FIN 8 Jul 80  
24 5.45     Jesper Fritz Sweden SWE 13 Sep 85  
25 5.45     Spas Buhalov Bulgaria BUL 14 Nov 80  
25 5.45     Fábio da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Aug 83  
25 5.45     Giovanni Lanaro Mexico MEX 27 Sep 81  
28 5.45     Alex Averbukh Israel ISR 1 Oct 74  
28 5.45     Kevin Rans Belgium BEL 19 Aug 82  
30 5.30     Štěpán Janáček Czech Republic CZE 12 Jun 77  
30 5.30     Dominic Johnson Saint Lucia LCA 31 Oct 75  
32 5.30     Jure Rovan Slovenia SLO 23 Jan 75  
  NH     Lázaro Borges Cuba CUB 19 Jun 86  
  NH     Germán Chiaraviglio Argentina ARG 16 Apr 87  
  NH     Ilian Efremov Bulgaria BUL 2 Aug 70  
  NH     Kim Yoo-Suk South Korea KOR 19 Jan 82  
  NH     Steven Lewis Great Britain GBR 20 May 86  
  NH     Brad Walker United States USA 21 Jun 81  
Detailed View

Qualifying round

Qualifying performance 5.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality 5.15 5.30 5.45 5.55 5.65 Result Notes
1 B Yevgeniy Lukyanenko Russia - - - o o 5.65 q
1 A Igor Pavlov Russia - - o - o 5.65 q
3 A Leonid Andreev Uzbekistan - o o o xo 5.65 q, =PB
3 A Jérôme Clavier France - o - o xo 5.65 q
3 A Raphael Holzdeppe Germany - - o o xo 5.65 q
3 A Denys Yurchenko Ukraine - - o - xo 5.65 q
7 B Przemysław Czerwiński Poland - - o xo xo 5.65 q
7 A Jan Kudlička Czech Republic o o - xo xo 5.65 q
9 B Danny Ecker Germany - - xxo - xo 5.65 q
9 B Derek Miles United States - - o xxo xo 5.65 q
11 A Dmitry Starodubtsev Russia - xo - xxo xo 5.65 q
12 B Steven Hooker Australia - - - - xxo 5.65 q
13 B Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy - - xo o xxo 5.65 q, SB
14 B Alhaji Jeng Sweden - - - o xxx 5.55  
14 B Romain Mesnil France - - - o xxx 5.55  
16 A Paul Burgess Australia - - o xo xxx 5.55  
16 B Tim Lobinger Germany - - o xo xxx 5.55  
16 A Maksym Mazuryk Ukraine - - o xo xxx 5.55  
16 B Daichi Sawano Japan - - o xo xxx 5.55  
20 A Jeff Hartwig United States - - o xxo xxx 5.55  
20 A Liu Feiliang China - o o xxo xxx 5.55  
22 B Oleksandr Korchmid Ukraine - - o xxx   5.45  
22 B Mikko Latvala Finland - - o - xxx 5.45  
24 A Jesper Fritz Sweden - xo o xxx   5.45  
25 B Spas Bukhalov Bulgaria - - xo - xxx 5.45  
25 B Fábio Gomes da Silva Brazil - - xo xxx   5.45  
25 A Giovanni Lanaro Mexico - - xo xxx   5.45  
28 B Aleksandr Averbukh Israel - - xxo - xxx 5.45  
28 B Kevin Rans Belgium - o xxo xxx   5.45  
30 B Štěpán Janáček Czech Republic o o - xxx   5.30  
30 B Dominic Johnson Saint Lucia - o xxx     5.30  
32 A Jurij Rovan Slovenia xx- o xxx     5.30  
  B Lázaro Borges Cuba - xxx       NM  
  A Germán Chiaraviglio Argentina - xxx       NM  
  A Iliyan Efremov Bulgaria xxx         NM  
  A Kim Yoo-Suk South Korea - xxx       NM  
  A Steven Lewis Great Britain - - xxx     NM  
  A Brad Walker United States - - - - xxx NM


The final was held on August 22.

Rank Athlete Nationality 5.45 5.60 5.70 5.75 5.80 5.85 5.90 5.96 Result Notes[3]
1st Steven Hooker Australia - o - - xxo xxo xxo xxo 5.96 OR
2nd Yevgeny Lukyanenko Russia - xxo o - o xxo xxx   5.85  
3rd Denys Yurchenko Ukraine xxo xo o           5.70  
4 Derek Miles United States o xxo xo - xxx       5.70  
5 Dmitry Starodubtsev Russia xxo xxo xo - xxx       5.70  
6 Danny Ecker Germany xo - xxo xxx         5.70  
7 Jérôme Clavier France xo o xxx           5.60  
8 Raphael Holzdeppe Germany o xo xxx           5.60  
9 Igor Pavlov Russia - xxo - xxx         5.60  
10 Jan Kudlička Czech Republic o xxx             5.45  
11 Przemysław Czerwiński Poland xo xxx             5.45  
  Giuseppe Gibilisco Italy xxx               NM  
  Leonid Andreev Uzbekistan xxx               NM




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