Frenchman Thierry Vigneron set a new world pole vault record in Rome on September 1.
1. GV PAN Thierry Vigneron during pole vault, completing jump and falling to the ground, overcome with emotion. 0.27
2. GV PAN Return in slow motion of successful vault. 1.08
3. SV PAN TO GV Vigneron TO top of bar and TO stadium. 1.25
4. GV Video board saying World Record. 1.27
SPORT: POLE VAULTEUROVISION RECORDING
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Background: ROME, ITALY
Frenchman Thierry Vigneron set a new world pole vault record in Rome on September 1. He beat by one centimetre (less than half an inch) the previous record set four days ago (August 28) by compatriot Pierre Quinon. At his third attempt Vigneron soared over 5.83 metres (19 feet 1 1/2 inches) and was greeted by wild cheering from a crowd of 30,000 people in Rome's Olympic Stadium. Quinon had nudged the record up to 5.82 metres (19 feet 1 inch approximately) in Cologne, West Germany, and he was also competing in Rome. But his pole was lost in transit and he was forced to use a borrowed one. He was unable to match Vigneron.