USA's Jen Suhr Wins Olympic Gold!! 


After finishing with Silver in Beijing, it was sweet redemption for Jen Suhr as she took home her first Olympic Gold medal in London today! She vaulted a height of 4.75 to secure her spot. She was followed by Cuba's Yarisley Silva for Silver who also vaulted a height of 4.75 to earn her first Olympic medal. It was not the best day for 2008 Olympic Champion and world record holder Elena Isinbaeva as she took bronze with a height of 4.70.  


The XXX Olympic Games 
London (GBR) - Monday, Aug 06, 2012
Pole Vault - W FINAL

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06 August 2012 - 19:00
Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .
1 3318 Jennifer Suhr USA 4.75 .
2 1505 Yarisley Silva CUB 4.75 (=NR)
3 2863 Elena Isinbaeva RUS 4.70 .
4 1967 Silke Spiegelburg GER 4.65 .
5 1969 Martina Strutz GER 4.55 .
6 1539 Jirina Ptácniková CZE 4.45 .
6 1848 Holly Bleasdale GBR 4.45 .
6 1962 Lisa Ryzih GER 4.45 .
9 3296 Becky Holliday USA 4.45 .
10 1773 Vanessa Boslak FRA 4.30 .
11 1069 Alana Boyd AUS 4.30 .
. 2698 Anna Rogowska POL NM .
 
Athlete 4.30 4.45 4.55 4.65 4.70 4.75 4.80
Jennifer Suhr - - O - O XO XXX
Yarisley Silva - XO O O O XO XXX
Elena Isinbaeva - - X- O O XX- X
Silke Spiegelburg - - O O X- XX  
Martina Strutz - XO O X- XX    
Jirina Ptácniková O XXO XX- X      
Holly Bleasdale - XXO XXX        
Lisa Ryzih - XXO XXX        
Becky Holliday XO XXO XXX        
Vanessa Boslak XO XXX          
Alana Boyd XXO XXX          
Anna Rogowska - XXX          


Final Start List:

Order Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 2698 Anna Rogowska  POL 4.71 4.85
2 3318 Jennifer Suhr  USA 4.88 4.92
3 1969 Martina Strutz  GER 4.60 4.80
4 1069 Alana Boyd  AUS 4.76 4.76
5 1505 Yarisley Silva  CUB 4.72 4.75
6 1848 Holly Bleasdale  GBR 4.87 4.87
7 3296 Becky Holliday  USA 4.57 4.60
8 1967 Silke Spiegelburg  GER 4.82 4.82
9 1539 Jirina Ptácniková  CZE 4.72 4.72
10 1773 Vanessa Boslak  FRA 4.70 4.70
11 1962 Lisa Ryzih  GER 4.65 4.65
12 2863 Elena Isinbaeva  RUS 5.01 5.06


World champ Fabiana Murer out!



(Photo: Image of Sport)

Most of the gold medal favorites moved on to Monday's pole vault final but the biggest name who failed to qualify was Brazil's Fabiana Murer. The 2011 world champion missed on all three of her attempts at 4.55 meters and will not be advancing to the final. 

Two-time defending champ Yelena Isinbaeva of Russia and 2008 silver medalist Jenn Suhr of the U.S. have both advanced to the final along with American Becky Holliday.

RESULTS:

Group A
04 August 2012 - 10:20
Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .
1 1505 Yarisley Silva  CUB 4.55 q .
1 3318 Jennifer Suhr  USA 4.55 q .
3 1962 Lisa Ryzih  GER 4.55 q .
4 1773 Vanessa Boslak  FRA 4.55 q .
4 1848 Holly Bleasdale  GBR 4.55 q .
4 1969 Martina Strutz  GER 4.55 q .
7 1069 Alana Boyd  AUS 4.55 q .
8 2697 Monika Pyrek  POL 4.40 .
9 1198 Anastasiya Shvedova  BLR 4.40 .
10 2122 Jillian Schwartz  ISR 4.40 .
11 2246 Tomomi Abiko  JPN 4.25 .
11 2939 Tina Šutej  SLO 4.25 .
11 3004 Angelica Bengtsson  SWE 4.25 .
14 1999 Ekateríni Stefanídi  GRE 4.25 .
15 1735 Minna Nikkanen  FIN 4.25 .
15 2889 Anastasia Savchenko  RUS 4.25 .
17 1376 Ling Li  CHN 4.25 .
18 2361 Yun-hee Choi  KOR 4.10 .
18 2733 Maria Leonor Tavares  POR 4.10 .
20 3187 Ganna Shelekh  UKR 4.10 .
 
ATHLETE 4.10 4.25 4.40 4.50 4.55
Yarisley Silva - - - O O
Jennifer Suhr - - - - O
Lisa Ryzih - - O XO O
Vanessa Boslak - O XO O XO
Holly Bleasdale - - XO O XO
Martina Strutz - O O XO XO
Alana Boyd - O XXO XXO XO
Monika Pyrek - O O XXX  
Anastasiya Shvedova - XO O - XXX
Jillian Schwartz O XXO O XXX  
Tomomi Abiko O O XXX    
Tina Šutej O O XXX    
Angelica Bengtsson - O XXX    
Ekateríni Stefanídi XO O XXX    
Minna Nikkanen O XO XXX    
Anastasia Savchenko - XO XXX    
Ling Li - XXO XXX    
Yun-hee Choi XO XXX      
Maria Leonor Tavares XO XXX      
Ganna Shelekh XXO - XXX    
Group B
04 August 2012 - 10:20
Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .
1 2863 Elena Isinbaeva  RUS 4.55 q .
2 2698 Anna Rogowska  POL 4.55 q .
3 1967 Silke Spiegelburg  GER 4.55 q .
4 3296 Becky Holliday  USA 4.55 q .
5 1539 Jirina Ptácniková  CZE 4.55 q .
6 1994 Stélla-Iró Ledáki  GRE 4.50 (=PB)
7 1246 Fabiana Murer  BRA 4.50 .
8 3298 Lacy Janson  USA 4.40 .
9 1306 Mélanie Blouin  CAN 4.25 .
9 1993 Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou  GRE 4.25 .
11 2974 Nicole Büchler  SUI 4.25 .
12 1852 Kate Dennison  GBR 4.25 .
12 3170 Natalya Kushch-Mazuryk  UKR 4.25 .
14 1785 Marion Lotout  FRA 4.10 .
. 1078 Liz Parnov  AUS NM .
. 1491 Dailis Caballero  CUB NM .
. 1550 Caroline Bonde Holm  DEN NM .
. 2110 Tori Pena  IRL NM .
. 2855 Svetlana Feofanova  RUS NM .
 
ATHLETE 4.10 4.25 4.40 4.50 4.55
Elena Isinbaeva - - - O O
Anna Rogowska - - XO XO O
Silke Spiegelburg - - - O XO
Becky Holliday - XO XXO O XO
Jirina Ptácniková - - XO XO XXO
Stélla-Iró Ledáki XXO O XO O XXX
Fabiana Murer - - - XO XXX
Lacy Janson - O O XXX  
Mélanie Blouin O O XXX    
Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou - O XXX    
Nicole Büchler XXO O XXX    
Kate Dennison - XO XXX    
Natalya Kushch-Mazuryk - XO XXX    
Marion Lotout XXO XXX      
Liz Parnov XXX        
Dailis Caballero XXX        
Caroline Bonde Holm XXX        
Tori Pena XXX        
Svetlana Feofanova - - XX- X  


last updated: July 18th at 6:05pm CT


Women's Pole Vault Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


Pole Vault Schedule:
Day 2, Aug 4th - Qualifying (4:20am CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 4, Aug 6th - Final (1:00pm CT)

 Pole Vault Records:
World Record - 5.06m - Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) 8/28/09
Olympic Record - 5.05m - Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) 8/18/08 
American Record - 4.92m - Jennifer Stuczynski 7/6/08

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Jennifer Suhr, United States (4.92/4.83) - Silver medalist at 2008 Olympic Games, 4th place at 2011 World Championships
2. Silke Spiegelburg, Germany (4.82/4.82) - 4th place at 2012 European Championships, 4th place at 2012 World Indoor Championships, 7th place at 2008 Olympic Games
3. Fabiana Murer, Brazil (4.85/4.77) - 2011 World Champion

The Americans:
1. Jennifer Suhr (4.92/4.83) - Silver medalist at 2008 Olympic Games
2. Becky Holiday (4.57/4.55) - 5th place at IAAF Bank Continental Cup
3. Mary Saxer (4.62/4.53) - 12th place at 2012 World Indoor Championships

Past Pole Vault Olympic Results: (from wiki)


2000 Olympic Games
1  Stacy Dragila (USA) - - O O XO O XXO XO O XXX 4.60 m OR
2  Tatiana Grigorieva (AUS) - XO O O O O XO O X- XX 4.55 m PB
3  Vala Flosadóttir (ISL) O O O O O O O XXX     4.50 m NR
4  Daniela Bártová (CZE) O - O XXO - XXO O XXX     4.50 m  
5  Nicole Humbert (GER) - XXO XXO XXO - XXO - XXX     4.45 m  
6  Yvonne Buschbaum (GER) - - XO O XO XXX         4.40 m  
7  Monika Pyrek (POL) XO XXO O O XO XXX         4.40 m NR
8  Marie Rasmussen (DEN) O O O O XXX           4.35 m NR
 
9  Doris Auer (AUT) - - O XXX   4.25 m  
10  Gao Shuying (CHN) O O XXX   4.15 m  
11  Kellie Suttle (USA) O XXX   4.00 m  
 Anzhela Balakhonova (UKR) - - XXX   NM
 Elmarie Gerryts (RSA) XX-   NM
2004 Olympic Games
1 Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia - - o o o x- x- o o - o 4.91 WR
2 Svetlana Feofanova  Russia - - o o o o xo x- x- x   4.75  
3 Anna Rogowska  Poland - o o xxo o o xxx         4.70  
4 Monika Pyrek  Poland - o o o xxx             4.55  
5 Þórey Edda Elísdóttir  Iceland - o xxo xo xx- x           4.55  
6 Vanessa Boslak  France - o o xxx               4.40  
6 Naroa Agirre  Spain o o o xxx               4.40  
6 Dana Ellis  Canada - o o xxx               4.40  
6 Anzhela Balakhonova  Ukraine - o o xxx               4.40  
10 Stephanie McCann  Canada - xo o xxx               4.40 =SB
11 Pavla Hamáčková  Czech Republic o o xxo xxx               4.40  
12 KateÅ™ina Baďurová  Czech Republic o xo xxx                 4.20  
13 Silke Spiegelburg  Germany o xxo xxx                 4.20  
13 Alejandra García  Argentina o xxo xxx                 4.20  
  Dana Cervantes  Spain - xxx                   NM

2008 Olympic Games
Rank Name Nationality 4.30 4.45 4.55 4.65 4.70 4.75 4.80 4.85 4.90 4.95 5.00 5.05 Result Notes[6]
1 Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia - - - - o - - o - xxo - xxo 5.05 WR
2 Jennifer Stuczynski  United States - - o - o xo o - xxx       4.80  
3 Svetlana Feofanova  Russia - o o xo - o xxx           4.75 SB
4 Yulia Golubchikova  Russia - o o xo o xo xxx           4.75 PB
5 Monika Pyrek  Poland - o o o xo xxx             4.70  
6 Carolin Hingst  Germany o o o xxo xxx               4.65 SB
7 Silke Spiegelburg  Germany o xo o xxo xxx               4.65  
8 April Steiner Bennett  United States o o o xxx                 4.55  
9 Vanessa Boslak  France o o xo xxx                 4.55 SB
10 Fabiana Murer  Brazil - o - xxx                 4.45  
10 Anna Rogowska  Poland - o xxx                   4.45  
12 Gao Shuying  China o xxo xxx                   4.45