András Haklits

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András Haklits
Personal information
Birth name András Haklits
Born (1977-09-23) 23 September 1977 (age 37)
Szombathely, Hungary
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 103 kg (227 lb)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Mladost Zagreb
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 80.41 m (2005)

András Haklits (born 23 September 1977) is a Croatian hammer thrower. He represented Hungary until July 1998.[1]

He finished tenth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and eighth at the 2008 Olympic Games. In addition he competed at the World Championships in 1999, 2005 and 2007 and the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004 without reaching the final.

His personal best is 80.41 metres, achieved in May 2005 in Marietta. He worked for Doyle Sports Management whilst living in Athens, Georgia, where he graduated in economics from the University of Georgia, and he now works for Babinyecz Management in Budapest.

Since 2009, Haklits has competed as a bobsledder. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 20th in the four-man event. His lone event outside the Winter Olympics was at Park City, Utah in November 2009 where he finished ninth in the four-man event.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Hungary
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 15th (q) 60.30 m
Representing  Croatia
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 22nd (q) 73.41 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 10th 73.23 m
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 73.73 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 26th (q) 73.28 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 29th (q) 72.66 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany NM
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st (q) 74.43 m
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 5th 73.08 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (q) 73.26 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 74.83 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 18th (q) 73.04 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th 76.58 m
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 7th 71.31 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 76.26 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7th 75.35 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 21st (q) 70.84 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 25th (q) 70.93 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 27th (q) 69.31 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 30th (q) 70.61 m

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