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The first in the world: Bubka’s jump is 35 years old (Video)

35 years ago, Sergei Bubka was the first in the world to overcome 6 meters in pole vault.

On this day, July 13, exactly 35 years ago, a historic event took place. In 1985, in Paris at the Grand Prix in pole vault, which was dedicated to the Day of the Bastille, Ukrainian Sergei Bubka for the first time in the history of sports overcame a previously unattainable height of 6 meters.

This was reported by the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.

His jump marked the beginning of a «new era» in the athletics world. Sergei Bubka, whose jump was compared to the real capture of the Bastille, was said to be: «Superman of the pole», «Athletics space», «Conqueror of jumping Everest», «Jump into the XXI century»…

The incredible results of the Olympic champion, 10-time world champion, holder of 35 world records in many respects remain unsurpassed. His achievements are unique. He has won all the highest titles at national, European and world championships, the Olympic Games, European and world cups. Sergei Bubka’s height is 6.14 meters outdoors (in the Olympic form of the program) and still remains unsurpassed. For the greatest number of world achievements in athletics, he is entered in the Guinness Book of Records. For outstanding sports achievements Bubka was the first among domestic athletes to be awarded the highest state award — the title of Hero of Ukraine.

After the end of his sports career, Sergei Bubka became a successful sports manager. He is now a leader in world sports, holding senior positions in the International Olympic Committee, where he is a member of the Board, and in World Athletics, where he is the first vice-president. Since 2005 he has been the head of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.


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