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Rens Blom

Full name: Rens Blom
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 1, 1977 in Munstergeleen, Limburg, Netherlands
Affiliations: Tilburg Road Runners
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Without a doubt, pole vaulter Rens Blom's top achievement was winning the gold medal at the 2005 World Championships. In a rainy Helsinki, Blom was the surprise winner with a height of 5.80 m, one cm below his Dutch record. This made him the first Dutch World Champion in athletics. In addition to this title, Blom has won bronze medals at the World Indoord Championships (2003) and European Indoor Championships (2000). He won 13 national titles - 7 outdoor, 6 indoor - and held both Dutch records when he retired in 2008. By then he had been plagued by injuries since 2005, and had missed qualification for the Beijing Olympics. Blom's father, Wim, was also national champion in track and field, winning the 200 metres title in 1967.

Personal Best\: PV – 5.81 (2004).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Men's Pole Vault Netherlands NED 15 QR
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Men's Pole Vault Netherlands NED 9T

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC C/F/P
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 15 5.65 1 1
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 8 5.65 1 1
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.25 metres NP p 0 0 NH
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.40 metres 1T o 0 0 5.40
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.55 metres 1T o 0 0 5.55
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.65 metres 6 xo 1 1 5.65
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.70 metres 8 xxx 1 1 5.65
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Final Round 9T 5.65 0 1
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Final Round 5.55 metres NP p 0 0 NH
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Final Round 5.65 metres 8T xo 1 1 5.55
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Final Round 5.75 metres 4T o 0 1 5.65
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Final Round 5.80 metres 9T xxx 0 1 5.65
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 7T QU 5.70 0 2
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 4T 5.70 0 2
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.30 metres NP p 0 0 NH
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.50 metres 9T xo 1 1 5.50
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.60 metres 4T xo 1 2 5.60
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.65 metres 8T p 1 2 5.60
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 5.70 metres 4T o 0 2 5.70