Maksim Tarasov
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Maksim Tarasov
Maksim Tarasov
Personal information
Native name ?
Full name Maksim Vladimirovich Tarasov
Nationality Russian
Born (1970-12-02) 2 December 1970 (age 47)
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
Years active 1988-2000
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Country  Soviet Union (1988-1991)
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team (1992)
 Russia (1993-2000)
Sport Athletice
Event(s) Pole vault
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2000
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 6.05 m (1999)

Maksim Vladimirovich Tarasov (Russian: ?, born 2 December 1970 in Yaroslavl, Soviet Union) is a retired pole vaulter.


He represented the USSR, the Unified Team, and later Russia. His personal best jump is 6.05 metres, which puts him fourth in the all-time performers list.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1988 World Juniors Sudbury, Canada 2nd 5.60 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 5.85 m
Representing the Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 5.80 m
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 5.80 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 5.86 m
1996 IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 1st 5.90 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 5.80 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 5.96 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 5.81 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st 6.02 m CR
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 5.90 m

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Jeff Hartwig
Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Jeff Hartwig

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