Most successful women pole vaulters in Summer Olympics

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    The pole vault in the Summer Olympics falls under the track and field events held at the Games. While the men’s pole vault has been a part of the Summer Olympics since 1896, the women’s pole vault was only added to the program in 2000.

    With a few months of the Tokyo Games, let’s take a look at the 5 most successful female 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, have been used as deciding factors for the ranking).

    # 3 – Stacey Dragilla – USA – 2000

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

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

    Stacy Dragila“>
    Stacey Dragilla

    American Stacey Dragilla won the gold medal when the women’s pole vault made its Olympic debut at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. She Vault at an altitude of 4.60 meters.

    Before the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Dragilla was unfortunately injured and did not qualify for those games.

    # 3 – Ekaterini Stephanidi – Greece – 2012, 2016

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

    Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games“>
    Greece’s Ekaterini Stephanidi at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Greece’s Ekaterini Stephanidi stood on the podium at the most recent Summer Olympics in 2016. She Won gold in Rio de Janeiro with a vault of 4.85 meters.

    # 2 – Jennifer Suhr – USA – 2008, 2012, 2016

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

    Gold medalist Jennifer Suhr of the United States (L) and bronze medalist Yelena Isinbaeva of Russia pose on the podium at the London 2012 Olympic Games“>
    United States gold medalist Jennifer Suhar (L) and Russian bronze medalist Yelena Isinbeva pose at the podium at the London 2012 Olympic Games

    American Jennifer Suhr won silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with a 4.80-meter vault. Suhar thought it better to claim gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a vault of 4.75 meters.

    # 1 – Yelena Isinbayeva – Russia – 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012

    Total – 3 (Gold – 2, Silver – 0, Bronze – 1)

    Yelena Isinbaeva at the London 2012 Olympic Games“>
    Yelena Isinbayeva at the London 2012 Olympic Games

    Yelina Isinbayeva won her first Olympic title in 2004 in Athens with a world record of 4.91 meters. A year later, Walter became the first woman to break the Russian 5 meter barrier.

    At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she won her second gold with a vault of 5.05 meters.

    After a two-year break in 2010 and 2011, Isinbayeva returned to the sport to claim an Olympic bronze medal at the London Games. She The only woman to win 3 Olympic medals is Pol Walter.

    Published on 17 February 2021, 8:31 PM IST

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