Olympic Games Women's Pole Vault Previews

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Olympic Games Women's Pole Vault Previews

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:13 pm

Here are the entries:

Bib Name Country "Season Best" "Personal Best"
1069 BOYD Alana AUS 4.76 4.76
1078 PARNOV Liz AUS 4.50 4.50
1198 SHVEDOVA Anastasiya BLR 4.52 4.65
1246 MURER Fabiana BRA 4.77 4.85
1306 BLOUIN Melanie CAN 4.40 4.40
1376 LI Ling CHN 4.50 4.50
1505 SILVA Yarisley CUB 4.72 4.75
1491 CABALLERO Dailis CUB 4.50 4.51
1539 PTACNIKOVA Jirina CZE 4.72 4.72
1550 HOLM Caroline Bonde DEN 4.42 4.42
1653 PINERO Ana ESP 4.35 4.41
1735 NIKKANEN Minna FIN 4.40 4.60
1773 BOSLAK Vanessa FRA 4.70 4.70
1785 LOTOUT Marion FRA 4.30 4.50
1848 BLEASDALE Holly GBR 4.87 4.87
1852 DENNISON Kate GBR 4.56 4.61
1967 SPIEGELBURG Silke GER 4.82 4.82
1962 RYZIH Lisa GER 4.65 4.65
1969 STRUTZ Martina GER 4.60 4.80
1993 KIRIAKOPOULOU Nikoleta GRE 4.60 4.71
1999 STEFANIDI Ekaterini GRE 4.51 4.51
1994 LEDAKI Stella-Iro GRE 4.50 4.50
2110 PENA Tori IRL 4.52 4.52
2122 SCHWARTZ Jillian ISR 4.52 4.72
2246 ABIKO Tomomi JPN 4.40 4.40
2361 CHOI Yun-Hee KOR 4.41 4.41
2698 ROGOWSKA Anna POL 4.71 4.85
2697 PYREK Monika POL 4.50 4.82
2733 TAVARES Maria Leonor POR 4.42 4.50
2863 ISINBAEVA Elena RUS 5.01 5.06
2855 FEOFANOVA Svetlana RUS 4.65 4.88
2889 SAVCHENKO Anastasia RUS 4.60 4.60
2939 SUTEJ Tina SLO 4.55 4.61
2974 BUCHLER Nicole SUI 4.60 4.60
3004 BENGTSSON Angelica SWE 4.58 4.63
3187 SHELEKH Ganna UKR 4.60 4.60
3170 KUSHCH-MAZURYK Natalya UKR 4.50 4.52
3318 SUHR Jennifer USA 4.88 4.92
3298 JANSON Lacy USA 4.65 4.66
3296 HOLLIDAY Becky USA 4.57 4.60
Total number of entries: 40

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Re: Olympic Games Women's Pole Vault Previews

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:59 pm

http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/OLY12/News/kin ... x?id=66148


Women's Pole Vault - PREVIEW


There have only been three women’s Pole Vault finals in the history of the Olympics, and Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva has won two of those. Since her last Olympic victory in Beijing, the multiple World record-breaker has endured a rollercoaster few years.

She failed to register a height at both the 2009 World Championships and the 2010 World Indoors. The disappointments led to her taking a self-enforced hiatus and she returned for the World Championships last year, but could only finish sixth.

Isinbayeva looked better during the indoor season this year, setting a World indoor record of 5.01m and winning the World Indoor title. She has only competed twice outdoors though – clearing 4.75m to win in Sotteville, followed by a no-height at the Monaco Diamond League. She looked less than convincing in that competition as she failed three times at her opening height of 4.70m.

Needless to say, Isinbayeva has now lost her air of invincibility and although she is still clearly a gold medal contender, she is not the odds-on favourite she was ahead of the past two Olympics.

Silke Spiegelburg enjoyed a confidence-boosting win at the Monaco Diamond League to set a German record of 4.82m, the best mark in the world this summer. She was scheduled to compete in Jockgrim a few days later, but suffered a minor injury in warm-up. However, she insists that it’s nothing serious and she will be fit to compete at the Games.

USA’s Jenn Suhr took silver behind Isinbayeva in Beijing four years ago. The second highest vaulter in history with a PB of 4.92m, Suhr is undefeated this year and set a season’s best of 4.81m in July. But the 30-year-old is often below her best at major outdoor championships and finished outside the medals at last year’s World Championships.

Winner on that occasion was Brazil’s Fabiana Murer, who equalled her Area Record to take gold with 4.85m. This year she has won in Eugene and New York, posting a season’s best of 4.77m – higher than her pre-Daegu season’s best from last year. She only finished fifth in Monaco recently, but can be expected to be on form when it matters in London.

British hopes will be resting on the young shoulders of Holly Bleasdale. At thea start of the year the 20-year-old cleared 4.87m – the fourth-highest vault in history – and went on to take bronze at the World Indoors. She set an outdoor PB of 4.71m in June and finished third in Monaco against quality opposition.

Commonwealth champion Alana Boyd set a big PB of 4.76m during the Australian season in February and looks to be peaking again, based on the evidence of her 4.63m victory in Jockgrim.

Jirina Ptacnikova is another in-form athlete. The Czech vaulter has set a PB of 4.72m this year before taking gold at the European Championships. She finished seventh at last year’s World Championships but is a much improved athlete since then.

Cuba’s Yarisley Silva added 25 centimetres to her PB last year, culminating with a 4.75m victory at the Pan-American Games and finishing fifth at the World Championships. Any further improvements could see the 25-year-old get among the medals in London.

Polish duo Anna Rogowska and Monika Pyrek have bags of experience. While Pyrek could stand to become the only woman to compete in all four Olympic finals to date, former World Champion Rogowska is the better Pole this year, having cleared 4.70m.

Martina Strutz and Svetlana Feofanova, both medallists at the World Championships last year, should also be in contention.

Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF

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Re: Olympic Games Women's Pole Vault Previews

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:01 pm

Startlists are now up:
http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/OLY12/Results/ ... _PV_hash_q


Pole Vault - W QUALIFICATION
Qual. rule: qualification standard 4.60m or at least best 12 qualified.
Group ASaturday 04 August 2012 - 10:20
Order Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 2246 Tomomi Abiko JPN 4.40 4.40
2 2733 Maria Leonor Tavares POR 4.42 4.50
3 1376 Ling Li CHN 4.50 4.50
4 1962 Lisa Ryzih GER 4.65 4.65
5 3004 Angelica Bengtsson SWE 4.58 4.63
6 2361 Yun-hee Choi KOR 4.41 4.41
7 1773 Vanessa Boslak FRA 4.70 4.70
8 1198 Anastasiya Shvedova BLR 4.52 4.65
9 2122 Jillian Schwartz ISR 4.52 4.72
10 1848 Holly Bleasdale GBR 4.87 4.87
11 3187 Ganna Shelekh UKR 4.60 4.60
12 1999 Ekateríni Stefanídi GRE 4.51 4.51
13 2889 Anastasia Savchenko RUS 4.60 4.60
14 1969 Martina Strutz GER 4.60 4.80
15 1505 Yarisley Silva CUB 4.72 4.75
16 1735 Minna Nikkanen FIN 4.40 4.60
17 2697 Monika Pyrek POL 4.50 4.82
18 1069 Alana Boyd AUS 4.76 4.76
19 2939 Tina Šutej SLO 4.55 4.61
20 3318 Jennifer Suhr USA 4.88 4.92


Group BSaturday 04 August 2012 - 10:20
Order Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1491 Dailis Caballero CUB 4.50 4.51
2 2110 Tori Pena IRL 4.52 4.52
3 1967 Silke Spiegelburg GER 4.82 4.82
4 1852 Kate Dennison GBR 4.56 4.61
5 3296 Becky Holliday USA 4.57 4.60
6 3298 Lacy Janson USA 4.65 4.66
7 1246 Fabiana Murer BRA 4.77 4.85
8 1994 Stélla-Iró Ledáki GRE 4.50 4.50
9 1785 Marion Lotout FRA 4.30 4.50
10 1993 Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou GRE 4.60 4.71
11 1306 Mélanie Blouin CAN 4.40 4.40
12 2974 Nicole Büchler SUI 4.60 4.60
13 2698 Anna Rogowska POL 4.71 4.85
14 2863 Elena Isinbaeva RUS 5.01 5.06
15 2855 Svetlana Feofanova RUS 4.65 4.88
16 1078 Liz Parnov AUS 4.50 4.50
17 3170 Natalya Kushch-Mazuryk UKR 4.50 4.52
18 1539 Jirina Ptácniková CZE 4.72 4.72
19 1550 Caroline Bonde Holm DEN 4.42 4.42


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