Pole vault is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible stick (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, as well as the Cretans and Celts. It has been a full medal event at the Olympics since the Summer Olympics at 1896 for men and 2000 for women. It started in the ancient Greece.
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- All-time Masters men's Pole Vault list Archived 2020-02-16 at the Wayback Machine
- All-time Masters women's Pole Vault list Archived 2018-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Pole Vault History Archived 2013-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Pole Vault World Records - by the International Association of Athletics Federations