1924 Summer Olympics / Athletics - Pole Vault (Men)
|Attendees||20 athletes from 13 countries|
|Competition location||Stade de Colombes|
|Competition phase||July 9, 1924 (qualification)
July 10, 1924 (final)
- World record : 4.21 m - Charles Hoff ( Norway ), Copenhagen , July 22, 1923
- Olympic record : 4.09 m - Frank Foss ( USA ), Olympic pole vault final in Antwerp , August 20, 1920
Conducting the competition
The athletes had to jump a qualifying round on July 9th. The jumpers were divided into two groups. The required qualification height was 3.66 meters. The final for the qualified athletes took place on July 10th.
Note: The qualified jumpers are highlighted in light blue.
Date: July 9, 1924
|1||Lee Barnes||United States||3.66 m|
|James Brooker||United States|
|4th||Paul Dufauret||France||3.55 m|
|5||Robert Duthil||France||3.40 m|
|Enrico de Freitas||Brazil|
|7th||James Campbell||Great Britain||3.20 m|
|1||Maurice Henrijean||Belgium||3.66 m|
|Glenn Graham||United States|
|Ralph Spearow||United States|
|5||Irvine Francis||Canada||3.55 m|
|7th||Harry de Keijser||Netherlands||3.40 m|
|9||Stefan Adamczak||Poland||3.20 m|
|1||Lee Barnes||United States||3.95 m||after stinging with Graham|
|2||Glenn Graham||United States||3.95 m||after stabbing with Barnes|
|3||James Brooker||United States||3.90 m||after piercing with Petersen|
|4th||Henry Petersen||Denmark||3.90 m||after stabbing with Brooker|
|5||Victor Pickard||Canada||3.80 m|
|6th||Ralph Spearow||United States||3.70 m|
|7th||Maurice Henrijean||Belgium||3.65 m|
Date: July 8, 1924
Seven jumpers, four of them from the USA, had made it to the qualification level. After the cancellation of the world record holder Charles Hoff due to injury , the US jumper Ralph Spearow was the favorite. But Spearow was out of shape on the day of the final and only finished sixth. Hoff could no longer do this sport due to an injury and therefore decided to switch to the middle distance. Here in Paris he was Olympic eighth in the 800-meter run .
There was a jump-off for gold and bronze. The only 17-year-old Lee Barnes was Olympic champion with 3.95 m ahead of the 20-year-old Glenn Graham. James Brooker won the bronze medal against Henry Petersen - both 3.90 m. The Olympic record of Frank Foss with 4.09 m of 1920 remained unchanged.
The victory of the just 17 year old Lee Barnes was the seventh US victory in the seventh pole vault final.
- Ekkehard zur Megede , The History of Olympic Athletics, Volume 1: 1896-1936, Verlag Bartels & Wernitz KG, Berlin, 2nd edition 1970, p. 168
- SportsReference pole vault , accessed September 9, 2017
- Vintage Pole Vault Highlights - Paris 1924 Olympics , published October 26, 2012 on youtube.com, accessed September 9, 2017
- Ekkehard zur Megede , The History of Olympic Athletics, Volume 1: 1896–1936, Verlag Bartels & Wernitz KG, Berlin, 2nd edition 1970, p. 168
- Official report, pp. 136–137 (fr.) ( Memento of the original from April 10, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- SportsReference (Eng.)