9 October 2012 – Monte-Carlo – At the heart of the temporary collection of the IAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition, Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, Barcelona, Spain, (Saturday 13 October to Sunday 25 November 2012) are the artefacts related to World record performances and performers, and some of the great rivalries which have taken place since the foundation of the IAAF in 1912.
The athletics achievements of two of the IAAF Vice-Presidents Sergey Bubka and Seb Coe are celebrated. One of the poles with which the current World Pole Vault record (6.14) was set in Sestriere, Italy, 31 July 1994 will be on display, along with the competition numbers from Bubka’s six outdoor World championship victories.
One of the featured wall displays (just fitting under the barely 5m+ ceiling of the museum) emphasises the extraordinary talent required to reach the current zenith of pole vaulting and high jumping, with life-size photographs showing Isinbayeva and Bulgaria’s Stefka Kostadinova clearing their World record heights.
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