Through the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, the men's world record for the pole vault is held by Sergei Bubka of Ukraine with a vault of 6.14 meters (20 feet 1 3/4 inches). The women's world record is held by Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia with a vault of 5.05 meters (16 feet 6 3/4 inches).
woman- 16 ft. 5-6 extra inches
men- 20 1.73 inches
Pole vaulting can cost a lot or very little. You will need: a 2-3 poles(good for you weight),a mat(to land on), crossbar and standards, box to plant pole in, various other training equipment(optional)
I am not sure but probably USA or Russia.
There is nothing that actually holds it in the ground. But there is a 'box' that the pole is planted into, this is like a hole where the pole slides into and stops.
Box: A trapezoidal indentation in the ground with a metal or fiberglass covering at the end of the runway in which vaulters "plant" their pole. The back wall of the box is nearly vertical and is approximately 8 inches in depth. The bottom of the box gradually slopes upward approximately 3-feet until it is level with the runway. The covering in the box ensures the pole will slide to the back of the box without catching on anything. The covering's lip overlaps onto the runway and ensures a smooth transition from all-weather surface so a pole being planted does not catch on the box.
Increased velocity results in ease of upward movement after last stride giving an ease of movement to the vaulter and therefore higher jump.
1. Bob Pullard (University of Southern California Graduate)
2. Chuck Suey (University of Southern California Graduate)
3. Eric White (University of Southern California Graduate)
The first, second and third black vaulters to jump 18' all graduated from the University of Southern California.
The smallest i could find was a 9 foot that was made for someone 85lbs. and under
There have been 16 recorded deaths since 1988. Pole vaulting is considered a high risk sport and should be undertaken with caution.
I am a pole vaulter and i use a 12 foot pole but it can range from 9 to in the Olympic some times 18
Pole vault record has been broken 35 times.
In "olden" days, poles might have been made out of aluminum,
which is pretty much the same material as the bar that vaulters
try to vault over.
However, nowadays vaulters use poles made of fiber-glass,
which is much lighter and more flexible.
Pole lengths may vary, but the minimum is usually (unofficially) around 12ft. and the max depends on the height you are attempting to vault over.
I believe they supply them themselves and can have up to around 3 poles each.
You can compete from the age of 11/12.
I guess you can learn and train for it at any age.
Generally between 6-10 pounds when it's upright. However, when lowering the pole it can pull on the body with more then 20 pounds of force.
as basic as it gets
DON"T TOUCH THE BAR
Mostly for as long as they can until the summer Olympics start.Maybe a year or so.
C.kunalan trained for a few months!
A vault is a safe or secure depository. Example: a bank's safe is a vault.
Vault can also mean to jump over something.
It may also be a large self sustaining underground bomb shelter, in the Fallout games
or it could be a gymnastics vault, where you run up to it and do a twist or a handspring over it
Definitions of vault on the Web: * a burial chamber (usually underground) * a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables * an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof * jump across or leap over (an obstacle) * bound vigorously * the act of jumping over an obstacle