Artur Partyka

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Artur Partyka
Artur Partyka 2009.jpg
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  Poland
Olympic Games
Silver 1996 Atlanta High jump
Bronze 1992 Barcelona High jump
World Championships
Silver 1993 Stuttgart High jump
Silver 1997 Athens High jump
Bronze 1995 Gothenburg High jump

Artur Jerzy Partyka (born July 25, 1969 in Stalowa Wola, Poland) is a former Polish high jumper and two-time Olympic medalist. He won twelve national titles in a row, starting in 1989. He represented ŁKS Łódź.

His father is Algerian, his mother is Polish. He was one of the leading high jumpers of the 1990s. Partyka is one of only 21 competitors to clear the height of 2.38 metres or more. With that height he set the Polish record in high jump.

He won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He was also a three-time medalist at the outdoor World Championships: a two-time silver medalist (1993 and 1997) and a one-time bronze medalist (1995). He was also a silver medalist at the indoor World Championships in 1991. He also won two medals at the outdoor European Championships: silver in 1994 and gold in 1998. He won the gold medal at the indoor European Championships in 1998.

For his sport achievements, he received the Golden Cross of Merit in 1996.

Partyka has been the director of the indoor Pedros Cup in 2007, 2008, and 2009; a meet that takes place in Bydgoszcz. The competition was limited only to high jumpers and pole vaulters, but as of 2009, world—class—field shot put was added.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Poland
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 13th (q) 2.11 m
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 2.19 m
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 2.28 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 20th (q) 2.19 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 1st 2.33 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 11th 2.24 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 2.37 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 12th 2.24 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 2.34 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 2.37 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 2.33 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 2.35 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 2nd 2.37 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 2.35 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 2.31 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 2.34 m

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