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World Record Progression, men Pole Vault

A. Officially ratified by IAAF

6, 14 m Sergey Bubka, UKR, 31 Jul 1994, Sestriere

6, 13 m Sergey Bubka, UKR, 19 Sep 1992, Tokyo

6, 12 m Sergey Bubka, UKR, 30 Aug 1992, Padova

6, 11 m Sergey Bubka, UKR, 13 Jun 1992, Dijon

6, 10 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 05 Aug 1991, Malmoe

6, 09 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 08 Jul 1991, Formia

6, 08 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 09 Jun 1991, Moscow

6, 07 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 06 May 1991, Shizuoka

6, 06 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 10 Jul 1988, Nice

6, 05 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 09 Jun 1988, Bratislava

6, 03 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 23 Jun 1987, Prague

6, 01 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 08 Jun 1986, Moscow

6, 00 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 13 Jun 1985, Paris

5, 94 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 31 Au 1984, Rome

5, 91 m Thierry Vigneron, FRA, 31 Aug 1984, Rome

5, 90 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 13 Jul 1984, London

5, 88 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 02 Jun 1984, Paris

5, 85 m Sergey Bubka, URS, 26 May 1984, Bratislava

5, 83 m Thierry Vigneron, FRA, 01 Sep 1983, Rome

5, 82 m Pierre Quinon, FRA 28 Aug 1983, Keulen

5, 81 m Vladimir Polyakov, URS, 26 Jun 1981, Tbilisi

5, 80 m Thierry Vigneron, FRA, 20 Jun 1981, Macon

5, 78 m Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, POL, 20 Jul 1980, Moscow

5, 77 m Philippe Houvion, FRA, 17 Jul 1980, Paris

5, 75 m Thierry Vigneron, FRA, 01 Jun 1980, Colombes

5, 75 m Thierry Vigneron, FRA, 29 Jun 1980, Lile

5, 72 m Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, POL, 11 May 1980, Milan

5, 70 m Dave Roberts, USA, 22 Jun 1976, Eugene

5, 67 m Earl Bell, USA, 29 May 1976, Wichita

5, 65 m Dave Roberts, USA, 28 Mar 1975, Gainesville

5, 63 m Bob Seagren, USA, 02 Jul 1972, Eugene

5, 55 m Kjell Isaksson, SWE, 12 Jun 1972, Helsingborg

5, 54 m Kjell Isaksson, SWE, 15 Apr 1972, Los Angeles

5, 51 m Kjell Isaksson, SWE, 08 Apr 1972, Austin

5, 49 m Christos Papanikolaou, GRE, 24 Oct 1970, Athens

5, 46 m Wolfgang Nordwig, GDR, 03 Sep 1970, Turin

5, 45 m Wolfgang Nordwig, GDR, 17 Jun 1970, Berlin

5, 44 m John Pennel, USA, 21 Jun 1969, Sacramento

5, 41 m Bob Seagren, USA, 12 Sep 1968, Lake Tahoe

5, 38 m Paul Wilson, USA, 23 Jun 1967, Bakersfield

5, 36 m Bob Seagren, USA, 10 Jun 1967, San Diego

5, 34 m John Pennel, USA, 23 Jul 1966, Los Angeles

5, 32 m Bob Seagren, USA, 02 Jul 1966, Frederick

5, 32 m Bob Seagren, USA, 14 May 1966, Fresno

5, 28 m Fred Hansen, USA, 25 Jul 1964, Los Angeles

5, 20 m John Pennel, USA, 24 Aug 1963, Coral Gables

5, 13 m John Pennel, USA, 05 Aug 1963, London

5, 08 m Brian Sternberg, USA, 07 Jun 1963, Compton

5, 00 m Brian Sternberg, USA, 27 Apr, 1963, Philadelphia

4, 94 m Pentti Nikula, FIN, 22 Jun 1962, Kauhava

4, 93 m David Tork, USA, 28 Apr 1962, Walnut

4, 89 m John Uelses, USA, 31 Mar 1962, Santa Barbara

4, 83 m George Davies, USA, 20 May 1961, Boulder

Steel pole

4, 80 m Donald Bragg, USA, 02 Jul 1960, Palo Alto

4, 78 m Robert Gutowski, USA, 27 Apr 57, Palo Alto

Aluminum pole

4, 77 m Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 23 May 1942, Modesto

4, 72 m Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 26 Jun 1941, Compton

4, 60 m Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 29 Jun 1940, Fresno

4, 54 m Earl Meadows, USA, 29 May 1937, Los Angeles

4, 54 m William Sefton, USA, 29 May 1937, Los Angeles

4, 43 m George Varoff, USA, 04 Jul 1936, Princeton

4, 39 m Keith Brown, USA, 01 Jun 1935, Boston

4, 37 m William Graber, USA, 16 Jul 1931, Palo Alto

4, 30 m Lee Barnes, USA, 28 Apr 1928, Fresno

4, 27 m Sabin Carr, USA, 27 May 1927, Philadelphia

4, 25 m Charles Hoff, NOR, 27 Sep 1925, Turku

4, 23 m Charles Hoff, NOR, 13 Aug 1925, Oslo

4, 21 m Charles Hoff, NOR, 22 Jul 1923, Copenhagen

4, 21 m Charles Hoff, NOR, 22 Jul 1923, Copenhagen

4, 12 m Charles Hoff, NOR, 22 Jul 1922, Copenhagen

4, 09 m Frank Foss, USA, 20 Aug 1920, Antwerp

B. Performances statistically valid, but unratified for various reasons

Synthetic Pole

5, 59 m Bob Seagren, USA, 23 May 1972, El Paso

5, 59 m Kjell Isaksson, SWE, 23 May 1972, El Paso

5, 23 m Fred Hansen, USA, 13 Jun 1964, San Diego

5, 20 m. Fred Hansen, USA, 05 Jun 1964, Houston

5, 10 m John Pennel, USA, 14 Jul 1963, London

5, 10 m John Pennel, USA, 26 Jul 1963, Warszawa

5, 05 m Brian Sternberg, USA, 25 May 1963, Modesto

5, 05 m John Pennel, USA, 30 Apr 1963, Monroe

4, 95 m John Pennel, USA, 23 Mar 1963, Memphis

4, 98 m John Pennel, USA, 10 Apr 1963, Natchitoches

Aluminum pole

4.82 Robert Gutowski USA Austin Jun 15, 1957

 

4, 74 m. Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 1942

4, 64 m. Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 1941

4, 68 m. Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 1941

4, 57 m. Cornelius Warmerdam, USA, 1940

4, 45 m. Bill Sefton, USA, 10 Apr 11937, Los Angeles

4, 48 m. Earl Meadows, USA, 08 May 1937, Stanford

4, 32 m. professional Charles Hoff, 27 Sep 31, Honefoss

4, 22 m Ralph Spearow, USA, 05 Nov 24, Tokyo

4, 15 m Charles Hoff, NOR, 22 Jul 1923, Copenhagen

4, 05 m Frank Foss, USA, 23 Aug 1919, Chicago

C. Unofficial progression before IAAF

3.985 Robert Gardner, USA, 01 Jun 1912, Philadelphia

3.93 Leland Scott, USA, 27 May 1910, Boulder

3.91 Leland Scott, USA, 30 Apr 1910, Berkeley

3.90 Walter Dray, USA, 13 Jun 1908, Danbury

3.86 Alfred Gilbert, USA, 12 Jun 1908, New Haven

3.855 Alfred Gilbert, USA, 06 Jun 1908, Philadelphia

3.82 Walter Dray, USA, 25 Apr 1908, Philadelphia

3.79 Walter Dray, USA, 18 May 1907, New Haven

3.78 Leroy Samse, USA, 02 Jun 1906, Chicago

3.74 Fernand Gonder, FRA, 04 Jun 1905, Gradignan

3.69 Fernand Gonder, FRA, 26 Jun 1904, Paris

3.69 Norman Dole, USA, 23 Apr 1904, Berkeley

3.62 Raymond Clapp, USA, 16 Jun 1898, Chicago

3.58 Richard Dickenson, GBR, 04 Jul 1891, Kidderminster

3.57 Ernest Stones, GBR, 23 Aug 1889, Grasmere

3.555 Thomas Ray, GBR, 22 Sep 1888, Barrow

3.53 Ernest Stones, GBR, 02 Jun 1888, Southport

3.52 Thomas Ray, GBR, 19 Aug 1887, Whitehaven

3.505 Thomas Ray, GBR, 18 Aug 1887, Grasmere

3.485 Thomas Ray, GBR, 13 Aug 1886, Whitehaven

3.48 Thomas Ray, GBR, 20 Aug 1885, Grasmere

3.465 Thomas Ray, GBR, 18 Aug 1883, Preston

3.455 Thomas Ray, GBR, 12 Aug 1882, Bradford

3.43 Thomas Ray, GBR, 16 Jul 1881, Birmingham

3.42 Thomas Ray, GBR, 19 Sep 1879, Ulverston

3.38  Edwin Woodburn, GBR, 21 Jul 1876, Ulverston

3.38 A. Hammond, GBR, 30 Mar 1876, Bury St.Edmunds

3.225 John Wigfull, GBR, 05 Jul 1875, Sheffield

3.225 Edwin Woodburn, GBR, 30 Mar 1874, London

3.225 William Kelsey, GBR, 07 Jul 1873, Sheffield

3.225 John Wigfull, GBR, 07 Jul 1873, Sheffield

3.225 Edwin Woodburn, GBR, 02 Jun 1873, Lancaster

3.225 Edwin Woodburn, GBR, 31 Aug 1872, Newton

3.21 Robert Mitchell, GBR, 19 Jun 1868, London

3.15 Francis Temple, GBR, 06 Oct 1849, Woolwich

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