Athletics at the 2019 Pan American Games – Women's pole vault

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Women's pole vault at the XVIII Pan American Games
VenueAthletics Stadium
DatesAugust 8
Competitors11 from 8 nations
Winning mark4.75
Gold medal   Cuba
Silver medal   United States
Bronze medal   Canada

The women's pole vault competition of the athletics events at the 2019 Pan American Games took place on 8 August at the 2019 Pan American Games Athletics Stadium. The defending Pan American Games champion was Yarisley Silva from Cuba, who again won the gold medal. It marked her third successive championship and fourth straight medal.


Five were over 4.55m, with Alysha Newman and Katie Nageotte still with perfect rounds going. At 4.65m, defending champion Yarisley Silva got over on her first attempt taking the lead. Nageotte got over on her second attempt and when nobody else could make the height, Newman was left with bronze. At 4.70m, Nageotte reversed the situation, taking the lead my making it on her second attempt while Silva had failed two times straight. With little to gain by clearing 4.70m, Silva passed to take her last chance, do or die, at 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in). After Nageotte missed once, Silva cleared to take the lead. Nageotte tried once more at 4.75m and then passed to 4.80. After she had exhausted her attempts, Silva's third championship in a row was confirmed.


Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:

World record  Elena Isinbaeva (RUS) 5.06 Zurich, Switzerland August 28, 2009
Pan American Games record  Yarisley Silva (CUB) 4.85 Toronto, Canada July 23, 2015


Date Time Round
August 8, 2019 15:25 Final


All times shown are in meters.

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best DQ Disqualified


The results were as follows:[1]

Rank Name Nationality 3.95 4.10 4.25 4.35 4.45 4.55 4.65 4.70 4.75 4.80 Mark Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yarisley Silva  Cuba o xxo o o o xx- o 4.75 SB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Katie Nageotte  United States o o xo xo xx- x 4.70
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Alysha Newman  Canada o o o xxx 4.55
4 Olivia Gruver  United States o o xo xo xxx 4.55
5 Robeilys Peinado  Venezuela xo xo xo xxx 4.55
6 Kelsie Ahbe  Canada xxo o xxx 4.35
7 Katherin Castillo  Colombia o o xxx 4.25 NR
8 Juliana Campos  Brazil o xxx 4.10
9 Nicole Hein  Peru o xxx 3.95
Diamara Planell  Puerto Rico o xxx 3.95
Rosaidi Robles  Cuba xxx NH


  1. ^ "Women's pole vault − Final − Results" (PDF). Lima Organizing Committee for the 2019 Pan and Parapan American Games (COPAL). Retrieved 17 Aug 2019.[permanent dead link]