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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Pole Vault

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 9, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924

Gold: USA Lee Barnes
Silver: USA Glenn Graham
Bronze: USA Jim Brooker


The world record holder was [Charles Hoff] (NOR) but an injured ankle kept him out of the event. He competed in Paris, however, making the final of the 800 metres, in which he placed eighth. That made the favorite [Ralph Spearow] (USA) but he would finish only sixth, off-form on the day. The Americans swept the medals, led by [Lee Barnes] and [Glenn Graham], who tied for first. Barnes won the gold in a jump-off with Graham. Barnes was only 17-years-old in 1924.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal H
1 Lee Barnes 17 United States USA Gold 3.95
2 Glenn Graham 20 United States USA Silver 3.95
3 Jim Brooker 21 United States USA Bronze 3.90
4 Henry Petersen 23 Denmark DEN 3.90
5 Vic Pickard 20 Canada CAN 3.80
6 Ralph Spearow 28 United States USA 3.70
7 Maurice Henrijean Belgium BEL 3.66
8T Paul Dufauret 23 France FRA 3.55
8T Irvine Francis Canada CAN 3.55
8T Maurice Vautier 22 France FRA 3.55
11T Eurico de Freitas Brazil BRA 3.40
11T Harry de Keijser 23 Netherlands NED 3.40
11T Marcel Muzard 30 France FRA 3.40
11T Roger Duthil 24 France FRA 3.40
15T Argyris Karagiannis 20 Greece GRE 3.20
15T František Fuhrherr-Nový 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 3.20
15T John Campbell 22 Great Britain GBR 3.20
15T Stefan Adamczak 31 Poland POL 3.20
15T Valter Ever 21 Estonia EST 3.20
15T Yrjö Helander 28 Finland FIN 3.20