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Highest pole vault (male)

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  • Who: Sergei Bubka

  • What: Highest pole vault (male)

  • Where: Italy

6.14 m (20ft 1.73 in) Sergei Bubka (Ukraine) Sestriere, Italy 31 July 1994

Record set at high altitude, best mark at low altitude  6.13 m (20 ft 1.25 in) by Sergei Bubka at Tokyo, Japan on 19 September 1992.


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