Rules and Regulations
- The weight of each competitor must be recorded on the scoring form next to their name.
- At one height, the maximum number of trials can be three.
- The athletes have to take all three events one after the other.
- If an athlete has three consecutive pole vault unsuccessful trials, he or she is disqualified.
- Any athlete who has passed three consecutive heights, is allowed a warm-up vault without the crossbar.
- When three competitors are in the fray, four minutes are allowed and when one competitor remains, up to six minutes is permitted between trials.
- Competitors in the pole vault must not use any weights or artificial aids.
- Competitors should not wear shoes which contain any device that gives the athlete an unfair advantage.
- No competitor is allowed to use the pole of another athlete without the consent of the owner.
- If a competitor's pole is broken during an attempt, it does not count as a trial.
- The crossbar cannot be lowered after the pole vault has started.
- The athlete displaces the crossbar with the body or the pole.
- Any part of his or her body or the pole touches the ground or the landing pad beyond the vertical plane without clearing the bar.
- Fails to complete the trial within definite time
- Touches the crossbar with hands or arms.
- Takes the pole above the top hand-hold band.
Sergey Bubka, Rodion Gataullin, Grigoriy Yegorov, Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, Marian Kolasa, Miroslaw Chmara, Hermann Fehringer, Billy Olson, Kory Tarpenning, Asko Peltoniemi, Philippe d'Encausse, István Bagyula, Philippe Collet, Thierry Vigneron, Earl Bell
Women Top Performers
Yelena Isinbayeva, Svetlana Feofanova, Anna Rogowska, Gao Shuying, Kellie Suttle, Anzhela Balakhonova, Elmarie Gerryts, Stacy Dragila, Tatiana Grigorieva, Vala Flosadóttir, Daniela Bártová, Nicole Rieger, Yvonne Buschbaum, Monika Pyrek, Marie Rasmussen, Doris Auer