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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Pole Vault Final Round

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 2, 1948
Date Finished: August 2, 1948

Gold: USA Guinn Smith
Silver: FIN Erkki Kataja
Bronze: USA Bob Richards

Final Round

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC H
1 Guinn Smith 28 United States USA 4.30
2 Erkki Kataja 24 Finland FIN 4.20
3 Bob Richards 22 United States USA 4.20
4 Erling Kaas 32 Norway NOR 4.10
5 Ragnar Lundberg 23 Sweden SWE 4.10
6 Boo Morcom 27 United States USA 3.95
7T Hugo Göllors 28 Sweden SWE 3.95
7T Valto Olenius 27 Finland FIN 3.95
9T Joe Barbosa 19 Puerto Rico PUR 3.95
9T José Vicente 26 Puerto Rico PUR 3.95
9T Victor Sillon 20 France FRA 3.95
12 Allan Lindberg 30 Sweden SWE 3.80

Final Round 3.95 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC C/F/P
NP Erkki Kataja 24 Finland FIN o
NP Bob Richards 22 United States USA o
NP Erling Kaas 32 Norway NOR o
NP Ragnar Lundberg 23 Sweden SWE o
NP Boo Morcom 27 United States USA o
NP Guinn Smith 28 United States USA xo
NP Hugo Göllors 28 Sweden SWE xo
NP Valto Olenius 27 Finland FIN xo
NP Joe Barbosa 19 Puerto Rico PUR xxo
NP José Vicente 26 Puerto Rico PUR xxo
NP Victor Sillon 20 France FRA xxo
NP Allan Lindberg 30 Sweden SWE xxx

Final Round 4.10 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC C/F/P
NP Erkki Kataja 24 Finland FIN o
NP Erling Kaas 32 Norway NOR o
NP Bob Richards 22 United States USA xo
NP Guinn Smith 28 United States USA xo
NP Ragnar Lundberg 23 Sweden SWE xxo
NP Boo Morcom 27 United States USA pass

Final Round 4.20 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC C/F/P
NP Guinn Smith 28 United States USA o
NP Erkki Kataja 24 Finland FIN o
NP Bob Richards 22 United States USA xo
NP Erling Kaas 32 Norway NOR xxx
NP Ragnar Lundberg 23 Sweden SWE xxx
NP Boo Morcom 27 United States USA xxx

Final Round 4.30 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC C/F/P
NP Guinn Smith 28 United States USA xxo
NP Erkki Kataja 24 Finland FIN xxx
NP Bob Richards 22 United States USA xxx

Final Round 4.40 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC C/F/P
NP Guinn Smith 28 United States USA xpp