Pole vault Facts
A track and field sporting event
- Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar.
- It has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and 2000 for women.
- The Ulverston Football and Cricket Club, Cumbria in 1843 is the venue for the first modern pole vault event with height as a measurement.
- Vaulting poles in early times were made from stiff materials such as bamboo or aluminum.
- In general high jump and pole vault are conducted simultaneously because both are vertical jumps.
- Competitive pole vaulting uses solid ash poles.
- The Six metres club is the group of pole vaulters who have reached at least 6 metres.
- Sergey Bubka is one of the earliest six metres club member of modern pole vaulting having cleared it first in 1985.