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Who was the fastest vaulter ever?

Unread postby Azbeachboy1 » Mon Sep 16, 2002 5:01 am

I was just wondering who was the fastest Vaulter ever. We all know Bubka had blazing speed and crazy strength but there has to be some other people out there?
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Unread postby SaltoMuyAlto » Mon Sep 16, 2002 12:38 pm

From everything i have ever heard and seen, Bubka was the fastest ever. Here are some of the different figures i have on vaulters. these figures are their average approach run velocities from 10-5m from the box (girls are 9-4m from the box) with there performance for that given jump.

Bubka- 9.90m/s- Seoul Olympics- successful attemt 5.70m
Gataullin- 9.80m/s- performance 5.80m
Vigneron- 9.38m/s- 5.50m

USATF Championships 6-24-01
Buller- 9.23m/s- 5.65m
Hysong- 9.23m/s- 5.65m
LoJo- 9.23m/s- 5.85m
Mack- 9.09m/s- 5.75m
Harvey- 8.82m/s- 5.55m

USATF Championships 6-23-01
Dragila- 8.28m/s- 4.62m
Sauer- 8.33m/s- 4.40m
Suttle- 8.00m/s- 4.05m
Warlick- 8.33m/s- 4.40m

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Unread postby ChrisPetersen » Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:09 pm

I read Bubka ran 10.2 and long jumped 26+ early in his career. Lawerence Johnson had a pretty mean 100 time when he was doing the dec.

Here are some decathlete pr's
Dan O'Brien 10.2 17'4
Delay Thompson 10.2 17'4
Erki Nool 10.3 18'6
Tim Bright low 11's 19'1 (speed isn't everything ;) )

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Unread postby lonpvh » Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:00 am

Not many people know him, but in his faster days, I would have to say Ruhan Ishm. He was unbelievable.

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Unread postby zack » Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:48 am

I would have to say Nick Hysong definitely has some more potential with his 10.27 speed.

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Unread postby Azbeachboy1 » Thu Sep 26, 2002 5:25 pm

I talked with nicks coach and his coach said Nick never ran that fast. At nicks best he could run about a 10.6 or so. the 10.27 was hand timed and it was way off! Hes still an awsome vaulter though.
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Unread postby zack » Fri Sep 27, 2002 1:13 am

Yeah I guess you shouldn't believe what you read on the USATF site.

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Unread postby Azbeachboy1 » Fri Sep 27, 2002 5:11 am

I asked the his coach about that. What he said was that they sent the HAND TIME that Nick ran, whichh was 10.27. Who knows what the wind was, and even if there was no wind thats still a 10.51 fat or so.
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Unread postby wacky274 » Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:46 am

Well, Nick is just awesome overall...i mean when you've jumped over 19 4....do the tenths really matter all that much? lol ( i know i know, speed helps)
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Unread postby lonpvh » Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:04 am

I think you miss the point. When you jump 19'4", the tenth or hundreds are about the only thing that counts. Lon

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Unread postby swtvault » Fri Oct 11, 2002 10:20 am

First off, this board is sweet.....I never knew it existed until today. Anyhoo, on with the show.

Duplantis had several 10m/s runs
Huffman was also over 10m/s a couple times.
Some Swede was over 10
Bubka hit 10 once.

All the recorded 10m/s vaults were misses. Too much speed. Speed is useless without control. One thing Pete Mcginnis said really sums it up
"All elite vaulters are fast, but not all fast vaulters are elite vaulters."
Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Oct 11, 2002 10:24 am

swtvault wrote:First off, this board is sweet.....I never knew it existed until today.


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