London 2012 Women's Pole Vaulting Results and Photos
London 2012 Women's Pole Vaulting Finals for August 6th, 2012.
Athletes start with a qualifying round. Jumping in turn, each athlete attempts to achieve the qualifying height. If they fail at three jumps in a row, they are eliminated. After a successful jump, they receive three more attempts to achieve the next height. Once all jumps have been completed, all athletes who have achieved the qualifying height go through to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes achieve the qualifying standard, the best 12 athletes go through.
In the final, as in qualifying, athletes are eliminated if they fail at three attempts in a row. The athlete who completes the highest jump is the winner.
At the end of the competition, any ties are broken in favour of the athlete with fewest failures at the final height. If still tied, the athlete with the fewest total failures wins, and if still tied after that the tie stands, other than for first place, which is normally resolved by a jump-off.
London 2012 Women's Pole Vaulting Results
GOLD - Jennifer Suhr, USA (4.75)
SILVER - Yarisley Silva, Cuba (4.75)
BRONZE - Elena Isinbaeva, Russia (4.70)