20 FEB 1998 General News

Dmitry Markov joins 6-metre club

Dmitry Markov joins the 6metre club
20 February - Russia's Dmitry Markov became the seventh man in history to clear 6.00m in the pole vault, today in Auckland, New Zealand. Markov, who lives in Adelaide (AUS), was competing in the Robin Tait Classic and cleared six metres with his second jump. A subsequent attempt at Sergey Bubka's world record height of 6.14 metres was unsuccessful. "It would take a lot more experience to break the world record, but I am happy with having cleared six metres for the first time" said Markov.
His previous personal best was 5.95m.