12 SEP 1999 General News

Stacy Dragila's pole vault world record ratified

Stacy Dragila of the USA qualifies for the pole vault final (Getty Images)Stacy Dragila of the USA qualifies for the pole vault final (Getty Images) © Copyright

IAAF Ratifies Stacy Dragila’s Pole Vault World Record

13 September 1999 - Monte Carlo - The IAAF has officially ratified the performance of Stacy Dragila during the 7th IAAF World Championships in Athletics as a World Record in the women’s pole vault.

Vaulting for the USA, Dragila equalled the World Record mark of 4 metres 60 centimetres established by Australia’s Emma George on 20 February 1999.

The recent progression of the women’s pole vault World Record:

4.60 Emma George AUS 01 11 1974 1 Sydney 20 02 1999
4.60 Stacy Dragila USA 25 03 1971 1 Sevilla 21 08 1999
4.59 Emma George 1 Brisbane 21 03 1998
4.58 Emma George 1 Melbourne 14 03 1998
4.57 Emma George 1 North Shore 20 02 1998
4.55 Emma George 1 Melbourne 20 02 1997
4.50Emma George1Melbourne08 02 1997