Sergey Bubka

About Sergey Bubka

Who is it?: Pole Vaulter
Birth Day: December 04, 1963
Birth Place: Luhansk, Ukraine, Ukrainian
Native name: Сергій Назарович Бубка
Full name: Serhii Nazarovych Bubka
Education: PhD in Pedagogy, Physical culture
Alma mater: Ukrainian Academy of Science, Kiev State Institute
Years active: 1981–2001
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight: 80 kg (176 lb)
Website: www.sergeybubka.com
Country: Soviet Union (1981–1991)  Ukraine (1991–2001)
Sport: Track and field
Event(s): Pole vault
Turned pro: 1981
Coached by: Vitaly Petrov
Retired: 2001
Medal record Men's athletics Representing the  Soviet Union Olympic Games 1988 Seoul Pole vault World Championships Representing the  Soviet Union 1983 Helsinki Pole vault 1987 Rome Pole vault 1991 Tokyo Pole vault Representing  Ukraine 1993 Stuttgart Pole vault 1995 Gothenburg Pole vault 1997 Athens Pole vault World Indoor Championships Representing the  Soviet Union 1985 Paris Pole vault 1987 Indianapolis Pole vault 1991 Sevilla Pole vault Representing  Ukraine 1995 Barcelona Pole vault European Championships Representing the  Soviet Union 1986 Stuttgart Pole vault European Indoor Championships Representing the  Soviet Union 1985 Athens Pole vault Goodwill Games Representing the  Soviet Union 1986 Moscow Pole vault Men's athleticsRepresenting the  Soviet UnionOlympic GamesWorld ChampionshipsRepresenting the  Soviet UnionRepresenting  UkraineWorld Indoor ChampionshipsRepresenting the  Soviet UnionRepresenting  UkraineEuropean ChampionshipsRepresenting the  Soviet UnionEuropean Indoor ChampionshipsRepresenting the  Soviet UnionGoodwill GamesRepresenting the  Soviet Union: 1988 SeoulPole vault1983 HelsinkiPole vault1987 RomePole vault1991 TokyoPole vault1993 StuttgartPole vault1995 GothenburgPole vault1997 AthensPole vault1985 ParisPole vault1987 IndianapolisPole vault1991 SevillaPole vault1995 BarcelonaPole vault1986 StuttgartPole vault1985 AthensPole vault1986 MoscowPole vault

Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka was born on December 04, 1963 in Luhansk, Ukraine, Ukrainian, is Pole Vaulter. Sergey Bubka is a former Ukrainian pole vaulter and the first one to clear 6.0 meter mark. He represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991 and has been involved with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2001. He was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the IAAF Hall of Fame in 2012. Interested in sports from an early age, he excelled at sprint and long jump as a young boy. He turned to the pole vault when he was nine years old though he was told that he could not start training until he was 12. He first tasted international success when he won the world championship in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983. Over the years he set several records which gained him much international fame and competed for Soviet teams until the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Bubka broke the world record for men's pole vault 35 times during his career—17 times in the outdoor version and 18 times in the indoor one. Despite consistently being one of the most dominating male pole vaulters of his era, he had a relatively poor record in the Olympic Games and won just a single gold medal despite his otherwise illustrious career. He officially retired in 2001 but continues to be closely associated with the sport.
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Popular As Sergey Bubka
Occupation Sportspersons
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 04, 1963 (Luhansk, Ukraine, Ukrainian)
Birthday December 04
Town/City Luhansk, Ukraine, Ukrainian
Nationality Ukrainian

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Sergey Bubka’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

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Awards and nominations:

Today Bubka is a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of more than 90 famous elite created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II. This group of top level champions, wish to make sport a tool for dialogue and social cohesion. http://www.peace-sport.org/our-champions-of-peace/

Bubka has been involved with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2001 and has served as a Vice President since 2007. During this time, he remained on the Athletes’ Commission (2001–2011) and is also a Council Member for ASOIF, the Association for Summer Olympic International Federations. Bubka commented: “I have been working at the IAAF for a long time and my work is not limited to one area. The good of athletics is something deep in my heart.” Bubka has been IAAF Council Member (2001-), IAAF Senior Vice-President (2007–2011), Vice-President (2011-), IAAF Development Commission Deputy Chairman (2007–2011), then Chairman (2011-), IAAF Athletes Commission member (2001–2011) and IAAF Competition Commission member (2003-). He was also a Coordination Commission Chairman of IAAF World Championships in Daegu 2011 and Moscow 2013.

As President of the National Olympic Committee in Ukraine since 2005, he has transformed the organisation into one of the most progressive in the world. It has staff based in all of the nation’s 27 regions with each taking responsibility for delivering an array of programmes designed to bring youngsters into sport, realise the potential of the most able and promote the Olympic Movement and its values. A National Olympic Day, the Olympic Stork which provides Olympic-themed education to more than 250,000 school classes across the country, televised annual awards and an Olympic Academy have all been established under Bubka’s reign. “NOCs must do more than select and send teams to Olympic Games,” says Bubka. “They are at the forefront of efforts to educate young people and help them become involved in sport and adopt a healthy lifestyle. To do that we need to work together globally because if we don’t we risk losing the younger generation.”

Sergey Bubka first got involved with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1996 when he was elected as a Member of the Athletes’ Commission, providing input into the governance of sport from the perspective of an active athlete. Almost 20 years later he is still involved as an Honorary Member. “I knew that I wanted to be involved in running sport and, in particular to be involved in the Olympic Movement,” he said. He became an IOC Member in 1999 and has been involved in a wide range of Commissions, including Chairman of the Evaluation and then the Coordination Commissions for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. On 28 May 2013 Sergey Bubka announced that he would run for President of the International Olympic Committee. At the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires he lost the vote to Thomas Bach.

Biography/Timeline

1981

Sergey Bubka started competing on the international athletics scene in 1981 when he participated in the European Junior Championship finishing seventh. But the 1983 World Championship held in Helsinki was his actual entry point to the world athletics, where a relatively unknown Bubka snatched the gold, clearing 5.70 metres (18 feet 8 inches). The years that followed witnessed the unparalleled dominance of Bubka, with him setting new records and standards in pole vaulting.

1983

Bubka won the pole vault event in six consecutive IAAF World Championships in Athletics in the period from 1983 to 1997:

1984

Bubka broke the world record for men's pole vault 35 times during his career. He broke the outdoor world record 17 times and the indoor world record 18 times. Bubka lost his outdoor world record only once in his illustrious career. After Thierry Vigneron, of France, broke his record on 31 August 1984 at the Golden Gala international track meet in Rome, Bubka subsequently reclaimed the record on his next run, just minutes later.

1987

Sergey Bubka (1987). An Attempt Is Reserved (in Russian). Moscow: Molodaya gvardiya. 

1991

He became the first athlete ever to jump over 6.10 metres, in San Sebastián, Spain in 1991. Until January 2014, no other athlete on earth had cleared 6.07, indoors or outdoors. In 1994, he achieved his personal record with a vault of 6.14 meters, long after many commentators assumed the great sportsman was retired. Bubka increased the world record by 21 centimetres (8 inches) in the period from 1984 to 1988, more than other pole vaulters had achieved in the previous 12 years. He cleared 6.00 meters or better on 45 occasions. As of June 2015, 6 meters had been cleared by all athletes worldwide exactly 100 times.

1993

He held the indoor world record of 6.15 meters, set on 21 February 1993 in Donetsk, Ukraine for almost 21 years until France's Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6.16 metres on 15 February 2014 at the same meet in the same arena. He is the current outdoor world record holder at 6.14 meters, a record he has held since 31 July 1994, though since adopting rule 260.18a in 2000 the IAAF regards Lavillenie's record as the official "world record."

2001

Bubka has been involved with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2001 and has served as a Vice President since 2007. During this time, he remained on the Athletes’ Commission (2001–2011) and is also a Council Member for ASOIF, the Association for Summer Olympic International Federations. Bubka commented: “I have been working at the IAAF for a long time and my work is not limited to one area. The good of athletics is something deep in my heart.” Bubka has been IAAF Council Member (2001-), IAAF Senior Vice-President (2007–2011), Vice-President (2011-), IAAF Development Commission Deputy Chairman (2007–2011), then Chairman (2011-), IAAF Athletes Commission member (2001–2011) and IAAF Competition Commission member (2003-). He was also a Coordination Commission Chairman of IAAF World Championships in Daegu 2011 and Moscow 2013.

2005

As President of the National Olympic Committee in Ukraine since 2005, he has transformed the organisation into one of the most progressive in the world. It has staff based in all of the nation’s 27 regions with each taking responsibility for delivering an array of programmes designed to bring youngsters into sport, realise the potential of the most able and promote the Olympic Movement and its values. A National Olympic Day, the Olympic Stork which provides Olympic-themed education to more than 250,000 school classes across the country, televised annual awards and an Olympic Academy have all been established under Bubka’s reign. “NOCs must do more than select and send teams to Olympic Games,” says Bubka. “They are at the forefront of efforts to educate young people and help them become involved in sport and adopt a healthy lifestyle. To do that we need to work together globally because if we don’t we risk losing the younger generation.”

2007

Bubka is Senior Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), serving since 2007, and President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, serving since 2005. He is also an Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), having been involved since 1996.

2013

Sergey Bubka first got involved with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1996 when he was elected as a Member of the Athletes’ Commission, providing input into the governance of sport from the perspective of an active athlete. Almost 20 years later he is still involved as an Honorary Member. “I knew that I wanted to be involved in running sport and, in particular to be involved in the Olympic Movement,” he said. He became an IOC Member in 1999 and has been involved in a wide range of Commissions, including Chairman of the Evaluation and then the Coordination Commissions for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. On 28 May 2013 Sergey Bubka announced that he would run for President of the International Olympic Committee. At the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires he lost the vote to Thomas Bach.

2018

Today Bubka is a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of more than 90 famous elite created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II. This group of top level champions, wish to make sport a tool for dialogue and social cohesion. http://www.peace-sport.org/our-champions-of-peace/

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