The Most Famous Pole Vaulter: Honoring an Iconic Athlete in the Sport

Choose the pole vaulter you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 1, 2024 08:21
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinion vaults to new heights! Today, we're raising the bar in the world of athletics with our latest ranking – "Who is the most famous pole vaulter?" With thousands of polls under our belt, we know you'll be eager to jump into this one! Vote for your all-time favorite high-flyer or, if you think we've missed a record-breaking legend, don't hesitate to suggest a new contender. This is your chance to elevate the conversation and determine who truly deserves the title of the greatest pole vaulter in history. Make your voice count and let's find out which athlete soars above the rest!

Who Is the Most Famous Pole Vaulter?

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    Sergey Bubka - considered one of the greatest pole vaulters of all time, he set 35 world records during his career.
  2. 2
    French athlete who won Olympic gold in 2012 and has set multiple world records.
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    Russian athlete who held the women's world record for pole vault for over a decade and won two Olympic gold medals.
    Yelena Isinbayeva in other rankings
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    Steve Hooker
    Sarah Ewart · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Australian athlete who won Olympic gold in 2008 and set multiple national records.
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    Brazilian athlete who won Olympic gold in 2016 with a record-breaking jump.
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    Bob Richards
    Unknown photographer · Public domain
    American athlete who won two Olympic gold medals in pole vault and later became a prominent sports commentator.
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    American athlete who won Olympic gold in 1960 and set multiple national records.
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    Russian athlete who won Olympic gold in 2000 and set multiple national records.
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    Konstantinos Filippidis
    Zorro2212 · CC BY-SA 4.0
    Greek athlete who set a national record and won gold at the 2014 European Championships.
  10. 10
    Mondo Duplantis
    Frankie Fouganthin · CC BY-SA 4.0
    American-born Swedish athlete who set the world record in 2020 and won multiple gold medals at the European Championships.

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Ranking factors for famous pole vaulter

  1. Achievements
    The number of records set, championships won, and international medals earned by the pole vaulter. 2. Olympic Success: The performance of the pole vaulter in Olympic Games, such as winning gold medals or setting Olympic records. 3. World Records: The number of world records set by the pole vaulter and the significance of those records. 4. Longevity: The span of the pole vaulter's career and their consistency in performing at a high level. 5. Popularity and Media Exposure: The level of recognition and public attention received by the pole vaulter, including appearances in commercials, sponsorships, and media coverage. 6. Cultural Impact: The impact of the pole vaulter on the sport and their influence on future athletes. 7. Overall Impact: The combination of all the above factors to determine the overall impact and fame of the pole vaulter.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous pole vaulter. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Vaulter is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Vaulter once every 24 hours. The rank of each Vaulter is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous pole vaulter

Pole vaulting has been a popular sport for over a century, with athletes pushing themselves to new heights and breaking records with each passing year. The sport involves using a long, flexible pole to propel oneself over a high bar, with the winner being the athlete who can jump the highest. Over the years, there have been many famous pole vaulters who have made a name for themselves in the sport, from legends like Sergey Bubka to up-and-coming stars like Armand Duplantis. With so many talented athletes to choose from, it's hard to pick just one as the most famous pole vaulter of all time. However, by looking at their achievements, records, and impact on the sport, we can begin to narrow down the contenders and get a sense of who truly deserves the title of the greatest pole vaulter in history.

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