The IAAF has ratified French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie`s mark of 6.16 metres as the new world indoor and outdoor world record.
Frenchmen, on February 15 set a new world record at the pole Vault Stars meeting in Doneck, Ukraine bettering the 21-year-old world record by 1 cm. The previous World record indoors of 6.15m was set by Legendary Sergei Bubka of Ukraine back in 1993 in Xinhua, China.
Also the world outdoor record of 6.14m belonged to Bubka which dates back to 1994.
Since 1998, IAAF Rules have stated that world records can be set in a facility "with or without a roof" but the rule did not apply retrospectively, which means Lavillenie`s historic 6.16m clearance in the indoor stadium has been also ratified as the new outdoor world record.