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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Men's pole vault

The men's pole vault event at the 1997 European Athletics U23 Championships was held in Turku, Finland, on 10 and 12 July 1997.[1][2]


Gold Yevgeniy Smiryagin
Silver Montxu Miranda
Bronze Petr Špaček
 Czech Republic



12 July

Rank Name Nationality Attempts Result Notes
5.20 5.40 5.50 5.60 5.70 5.87
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yevgeniy Smiryagin  Russia xo xo xo xxx 5.70
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Montxu Miranda  Spain o xo o xxx 5.50
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Petr Špaček  Czech Republic xo xxo xo xxx 5.50
4 Vesa Rantanen  Finland o xo xxo xxx 5.50
5 Khalid Lachheb  France xxo xo xxo xxx 5.50
6 Andrea Giannini  Italy o xo xxx 5.40
7 Pavel Burlachenko  Russia xxo xo xxx 5.40
8 Michel Gigandet   Switzerland o xxx 5.20
8 Piotr Buciarski  Denmark o xxx 5.20
10 Rens Blom  Netherlands xo xxx 5.20
11 Jure Rovan  Slovenia xxo xxx 5.20
Jussi Autio  Finland xxx NM


10 July
Qualify: first to 12 to the Final

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Pavel Burlachenko  Russia 5.40 Q
1 Rens Blom  Netherlands 5.40 Q
1 Yevgeniy Smiryagin  Russia 5.40 Q
4 Jure Rovan  Slovenia 5.40 Q
5 Andrea Giannini  Italy 5.40 Q
6 Petr Špaček  Czech Republic 5.40 Q
7 Montxu Miranda  Spain 5.40 Q
8 Khalid Lachheb  France 5.40 Q
9 Michel Gigandet   Switzerland 5.40 Q
10 Piotr Buciarski  Denmark 5.30 Q
10 Vesa Rantanen  Finland 5.30 Q
10 Jussi Autio  Finland 5.30 Q
13 Ketil Rønneberg  Norway 5.30
14 Hendik Hübner  Germany 5.30
15 Patrik Kristiansson  Sweden 5.20
16 Fabio Pizzolato  Italy 5.20
17 Danny Ecker  Germany 5.20
18 Taoufik Lachheb  France 5.00
Christos Adamides  Cyprus NM
Khristo Kuzov  Bulgaria NM


According to an unofficial count, 20 athletes from 15 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava 2011 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK - 1st European Athletics U23 Championships - Turku, Finland 10.7. - 13.7.1997 (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 5–16, retrieved 24 October 2014
  2. ^ Gordon, Ed, European Championships for Under 23 (Turku, Finland),, archived from the original on 12 November 2007, retrieved 24 October 2014((citation)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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