Jump by Sergey Bubka marked the beginning of a “new era” in the athletic world.
On this day, 13 July, exactly 35 years ago, a historic event happened. In 1985 in Paris at the Grand Prix in the pole vault, which was devoted to Bastille Day, the Ukrainian Sergey Bubka, for the first time in the history of sports has anyone overcome previously unattainable height of 6 meters.
Just 1984-1994 years Bubka set 35 world records. Owned the world record in the pole vault indoors (6.15 m) from 1993 to 2014. And still owns the world record in the pole vault at outdoor arenas (6,14 m) since 1994.
For more international achievements in track and field sport, he is listed in the Guinness Book of records. For outstanding sporting achievements Bubka first among national athletes were awarded the highest state award – the title of Hero of Ukraine.
After finishing his sports career Sergey Bubka became a successful sports Manager. Now it is part of the leadership of the world of sport, occupying senior positions in the International Olympic Committee is a member of the Executive Committee, and in the world of athletics (World Athletics) where is the first Vice President. Since 2005 head of the national Olympic Committee of Ukraine.
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