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Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva is a Russian former pole vaulter. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, the current world record holder in the event, and is widely considered the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time. Isinbayeva was banned from 2016 Rio Olympics after the appearance of an independent report about an extensive state-sponsored doping program in Russia, thus dashing her hopes of a grand retirement winning the Olympic gold medal. She retired from athletics in August 2016 after being elected to serve an 8-year term on the IOC's Athletes' Commission.

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Sergey Bubka

Serhii Nazarovych Bubka is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter. He represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991. Bubka was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News, and in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.

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Renaud Lavillenie

Renaud Lavillenie is a French pole vaulter. He is the current world record holder, with a height of 6.16 m set indoors on 15 February 2014.

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Bob Richards

Robert Eugene Richards is an American athlete who made three U.S. Olympic Teams in two events: the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Summer Olympics as a pole vaulter and as a decathlete in 1956.

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Jenn Suhr

Jennifer "Jenn" Suhr is an American pole vaulter. She has been an Olympic and World champion, has been ranked #1 in the World, has been the #1 American pole vaulter since 2006, and has won a total of 15 US National Championships. She holds the world indoor pole vault record at 5.03 m. She holds the American women's pole vault record indoors. In 2008, she won the U.S. Olympic trials, setting an American record of 4.92 m and won a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics. She won the gold medal at the London Olympics on August 6, 2012. Track & Field News named her American Female Athlete of the Year for 2008.

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Balian Buschbaum

Balian Buschbaum, formerly known as Yvonne Buschbaum, is a former German pole vaulter.

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Syl Apps

Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948, an Olympic pole vaulter and a Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario. In 2017 Apps was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

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Sonia Malavisi

Sonia Malavisi is an Italian pole vaulter.

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Stacy Dragila

Stacy Renée Dragila is an American former pole vaulter.

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Bob Seagren

Robert Seagren is a retired American pole vaulter, the 1968 Olympic champion.

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Katerina Stefanidi

Katerina Stefanidi is a Greek pole vaulter. She won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games with a jump of 4.85 meters and has also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the current World Outdoor (2017), European Outdoor (2018), European Indoor (2017), and Diamond League (2017) champion and a World Indoor Championships medalist. Stefanidi has won a total of nine (9) medals in all five major international athletics championships. Because of her achievements she is widely regarded as the greatest female athlete in the history of Greek sport.

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Steve Hooker

Steven "Steve" Leslie Hooker OAM is an Australian former pole vaulter and Olympic gold medalist. His personal best, achieved in 2008, is 6.06 m making him the third-highest pole vaulter in history, behind Sergey Bubka and Renaud Lavillenie.

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Emmanouil Karalis

Emmanouil Karalis, born 20 October 1999 in Athens, is a Greek pole vaulter. He is mixed-race, he is the son of a Greek father and a Ugandan mother.

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Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou

Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou is a Greek pole vaulter. She won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Beijing in 2015 jumping 4.80m. During the 2015 season, she set five Greek records raising the bar to 4,83 meters. The same year, she became the first Greek athlete to win the IAAF Diamond League.

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Yarisley Silva

Yarisley Silva Rodríguez is a Cuban pole vaulter. She won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics – the first Latin American athlete to win an Olympic medal in that event.