2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

pole vault

Renaud Lavillenie

Date of birth

1986-09-18

Birthplace

Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Height

176 cm

Weight

60.0 kg

World records

  • 1 (up to 15/01/2016)

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • 1st (2012)

World Championships (4 medals: 1 silver, 3 bronze)

  • 2nd (2013), 3rd (2009, 2011, 2015)

European Championships (3 medals: 3 gold)

  • 1st (2010, 2012, 2014)

World Indoor Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 1st (2012, 2016)

European Indoor Championships (4 medals: 4 gold)

  • 1st (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)

The sky's the limit

In February 2014, Renaud Lavillenie became the pole vault world record holder (6.16m), surpassing the great Sergey Bubka in Donetsk, in the presence of the master himself.

The Frenchman has been almost unbeatable since 2011, and will be favourite to defend his Olympic title in Rio.

A 2-time world indoor champion and 7-time European champion (indoor and outdoor), it is only at the world championships where Lavillenie's magic has failed to operate, with silver in 2013, and bronze in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

With Shawn Barber and Raphael Holzdeppe also travelling to Brazil, Lavillenie will have some stiff competition - but when the Frenchman is on his game, the sky's the limit.

Results

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Pole Vault5.98
4Men's Pole Vault, Qualification5.70 q
2Men's Pole Vault, Qualification, Group A5.70 5.30:-/5.45:-/5.60:-/:xo
2Men's Pole Vault, Final5.98

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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