Most successful male pole vaulters in summer Olympics

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    The pole vault at the Summer Olympics falls under the track and field jumping events held at the Olympic Games.

    The men’s pole vault has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1896, when the first Summer Olympics were held. The women’s pole vault was recently added to the program at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

    With the Tokyo Olympics coming on us, let’s take a look at the 5 most successful male pole vaulters at the Summer Olympics.

    (Note – The ranking is based on the gold medal count. If athletes have the same gold medals, the number of silver medals, and further bronze medals, are used as deciding factors of the ranking).

    # 5 – Wolfgang Nordwig – German Democratic Republic – 1968, 1972

    (Ranking – Athletes – Countries – Year of Olympic participation)

    Total – 2 (Gold – 1, Silver – 0, Bronze – 1)

    Wolfgang Nordwig won bronze in the pole vault at the 1968 Summer Olympics with a 5.40-meter vault.

    Four years later, Nordwig claimed a gold medal with a vault of 5.50 meters at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

    # 5 – Maxim Tarasov – Russia – 1992, 2000

    Total – 2 (Gold – 1, Silver – 0, Bronze – 1)

    Gold Medal winner Nick Hysong of the USA stands with Lawrence Johnson of the USA who wins the Silver and Maksim Tarasov who wins the Bronze in the Mens Pole Vault during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Bob Seagren

    Tadus Slusarski of Poland won the gold medal with a vault of 5.50 meters at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

    He Also won silver at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow with a vault of 5.65 meters.

    # 2 – Renaud Lavalin – France – 2012, 2016

    Total – 2 (Gold – 1, Silver 1, Bronze – 0)

    Renaud Lavillenie of France competes in the Men American pole vaulter Bob Richards in action at the London Olympics 1948.

    Richards won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics with a vault of 4.55 meters and defended her title at the 1956 Summer Olympics with a medal of 4.56 meters.

    He Is the only person to win the pole vault twice and the only Walter to earn three medals at the Summer Olympics.

    Notable mentions – Sergei Bubka – Ukraine – 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000

    Total – 1 (Gold – 1, Silver – 0, Bronze – 0)

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