2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's pole vault
|Men's pole vault |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Dates||28 September (qualification)|
1 October (final)
|Competitors||34 from 16 nations|
The field contained a who's who of contemporary pole vaulters, save 2015 champion
At 5.87m, all three missed their first attempt.
At 5.97m, none of the three could get over on their first two attempts. Lisek was eliminated and had to settle for bronze. Again under pressure, Duplantis and Kendricks both made their final attempt. The bar moved to 6.02m with Kendricks holding the lead. Neither were able to make their first two attempts, when Duplantis failed a third time, Kendricks celebrated the successful defense of his title.
At the end of the competition, the medallists celebrated together on the pole vault mat. Their act of competitor camaraderie earned them a place on the shortlist for the