1971 European Athletics Championships – Men's pole vault

Events at the
1971 European
Athletics Championships

Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's pole vault at the 1971 European Athletics Championships was held in Helsinki, Finland, at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on 11 and 13 August 1971.[1]


Gold Wolfgang Nordwig
East Germany
Silver Kjell Isaksson
Bronze Renato Dionisi



13 August
Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
Wolfgang Nordwig East Germany 5.35 CR
Kjell Isaksson Sweden 5.30
Renato Dionisi Italy 5.30
4 Hans Lagerqvist Sweden 5.25
5 Włodzimierz Sokołowski Poland 5.10
6 John-Erik Blomqvist Sweden 5.10
7 Yuriy Isakov Soviet Union 5.10
8 Heinfried Engel West Germany 5.10
9 Antti Kalliomäki Finland 5.00
10 Altti Alarotu Finland 4.90
11 Hans-Jürgen Ziegler West Germany 4.90
12 Risto Ivanoff Finland 4.90


11 August
Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Renato Dionisi Italy 5.00 Q
2 Wolfgang Nordwig East Germany 5.00 Q
3 Włodzimierz Sokołowski Poland 5.00 Q
4 Heinfried Engel West Germany 5.00 Q
5 Hans-Jürgen Ziegler West Germany 5.00 Q
6 Risto Ivanoff Finland 5.00 Q
7 Hans Lagerqvist Sweden 5.00 Q
8 Kjell Isaksson Sweden 5.00 Q
9 Antti Kalliomäki Finland 5.00 Q
10 Altti Alarotu Finland 5.00 Q
11 John-Erik Blomqvist Sweden 5.00 Q
12 Yuriy Isakov Soviet Union 5.00 Q
13 Wojciech Buciarski Poland 4.90
14 Jean-Michel Bellot France 4.90
15 Yevgeniy Tananyka Soviet Union 4.90
16 Serge Lefebvre France 4.70
17 Aldo Righi Italy 4.60
18 Michael Bull United Kingdom NH
19 François Tracanelli France NH
20 Christos Papanikolaou Greece NH


According to an unofficial count, 20 athletes from 10 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 412–420, retrieved 13 August 2014 
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