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Pole Vaulting’s Elite 18-Member 6-Meter Club

Even though the 6-meter (19-8¼) barrier was first broached 27
years ago, the membership has swollen to only 18 in all the time since then, with Björn Otto this week becoming the first newbie in 3 years. The U.S. membership is just 4, with no new members in 7 years.

The chronological roster (with height cleared in that meet):
1. Sergey Bubka (Ukraine) 7/13/85 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
2. Rodion Gataullin (Russia) 1/22/89 (19-8¼ | 6.00i)
3. Okkert Brits (South Africa) 7/29/95 (19-8¼ | 6.00[A])
4. Igor Trandenkov (Russia) 7/04/96 (19-8½ | 6.01)
5. Maksim Tarasov (Russia) 7/16/97 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
6. Tim Lobinger (Germany) 8/24/97 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
7. Dmitri Markov (Belarus) 2/20/98 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
8. Jeff Hartwig (US) 6/04/98 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
9. Jean Galfione (France) 3/06/99 (19-8¼ | 6.00i)
10. Danny Ecker (Germany) 2/11/01 (19-8¼
6.00i)
11. Toby Stevenson (US) 5/08/04 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
12. Tim Mack (US) 9/18/04 (19-8½ | 6.01)
13. Paul Burgess (Australia) 2/25/05 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
14. Brad Walker (US) 7/19/06 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
15. Steve Hooker (Australia) 1/27/08 (19-8¼ | 6.00)
16. Yevgeniy Lukyanenko (Russia) 7/01/08 (19-8½ | 6.01)
17. Renaud Lavellenie (France) 6/21/09 (19-8½ | 6.01)
18. Björn Otto (Germany) 9/05/12 (19-8½ | 6.01)

from: http://mvrocket.com/2012/09/07/pole-vaultings-elite-18-member-6-meter-club/#more-18034

Bjorn Otto
Bjorn Otto

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