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Hooker Vaults to Olympic Record 2:37

Steve Hooker claims gold for Australia in the men's pole vault and sets an Olympic record of 5.96m. Denys Yurchenko vaults 5.70m but a hamstring injury prevents further action. Lukanenko and Hooker go on to clear 5.85m, but miss their first two attempts at 5.90m. On his third and final try, Hooker vaults the gold medal height, then goes on to a record 5.96m. Athletics Pole Vault Men Final - Olympic Record (5.96m) - Beijing 2008 - Steve Hooker (AUS), Evgeny Lukyanenko (RUS), Denys Yurchenko (UKR)

8/22/2008 12:00:00 AM