Svetlana Feofanova

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Svetlana Feofanova
Svetlana Feofanova Daegu 2011.jpg
Svetlana Feofanova in 2011
Personal information
Born (1980-07-16) July 16, 1980 (age 41)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Country Russia
Event(s)Pole Vault
ClubDynamo Moscow
Updated on 6 August 2012.

Svetlana Yevgenyevna Feofanova (Russian: Светлана Евгеньевна Феофанова; born 16 July 1980) is a Russian pole vaulter.

Svetlana Feofanova was born in Moscow, Soviet Union. She has studied at the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Feofanova was a gymnast in her youth but did not continue competing in the sport.

In the World Athletics Championships, she was the second in 2001 and the first in 2003. She won also the World Indoor Championships in 2003, and she was the third in 2004. She finished fourth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. On 4 July 2004 she pole vaulted 4.88 m (16.0 ft) in Heraklion, Greece, which was a world record at the time.

She won the silver medal in women's pole vaulting at the 2004 Summer Olympics (behind compatriot Yelena Isinbayeva). She won the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships gold medal for the pole vault in Birmingham, England, at 4.76 m (15.6 ft). She won the bronze in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Personal bests[edit]

  • Pole Vault (outdoors) = 4.88 m (16.0 ft), July 2004 — tenth on the all-time list
  • Pole Vault (indoors) = 4.85 m (15.9 ft), February 2004 — ninth on the indoor all-time list

National titles[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Representing  Russia
Year Competition Venue Position Result Notes
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia NM (q)
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 4.51
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 4.75
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 4.75
European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 4.60
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 4.80
World Championships Paris, France 1st 4.75
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 4.70
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 4.75
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 4.70
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 4.50
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 4.76
World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 4.75
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th 4.60
Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 4.75
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 4.80
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 4.75
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st 4.60
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 4.75
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom NM (q)
  • NM = No Mark (no-height)
  • At both the 2000 and 2012 Olympics, Feofanova went out of the qualifying competition without clearing a height. In Sydney, she had three failures at 4.15 m (13.6 ft), while in London she failed twice at 4.40 m (14.4 ft) and on her final attempt, failed at 4.50 m (14.8 ft).

See also[edit]


Preceded by
Yelena Isinbayeva
Women's Pole Vault World Record Holder
22 February 2004 – 6 March 2004
Succeeded by
Yelena Isinbayeva
Preceded by
Yelena Isinbayeva
Women's Pole Vault World Record Holder
4 July 2004 – 25 July 2004
Succeeded by
Yelena Isinbayeva