30th anniversary of Bubka’s first pole vaulting world record


Jan. 15, 2014 10:46
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Jan. 15 marks the 30th anniversary of when retired track and field athlete Serhiy Bubka set his first world record in pole vaulting.
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Jan. 15 marks the 30th year after famed pole vaulter Serhiy Bubka broke his first world record in the sport. It took place in Vilnius when he surpassed 5.81 meters during a pole vault in 1984. He would go on to break 34 additional world records while his best vault, at 6.15-meters, remains unbroken now for more than 20 years. 

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