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Sergey Bubka of the Soviet Union clears 5.90m to claim gold and sets an Olympic record. In ten years of competition he broke the world record 35 times, mostly his own. In Seoul, his fellow Soviets Rodion Gataullin and Grigoriy Yegorov join him on the podium. Athletics Pole Vault Men Final - Olympic Record (5.90m) - Seoul 1988 - Sergey Bubka (URS), Rodion Gataullin (URS), Grigoriy Yegorov (URS)