Jüri Tarmak

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Olympic medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Gold 1972 Munich High jump

Jüri Tarmak (born 21 July 1946[1]) is a former Estonian athlete who competed mainly in the high jump and competed for the Soviet Union. He trained at Dynamo in Leningrad[2] and studied at the Leningrad State University.[1]

Tarmak was born in Tallinn. He began athletics in 1963 and became a member of the USSR National Team in 1970.[1] He competed for the USSR in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany in the high jump where he won the gold medal. He also won a silver medal behind István Major of Hungary at the 1971 European Championships, and a bronze medal behind István Major and his teammate Kęstutis Šapka at the 1972 European Championships.

Tarmak was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor (1972).[2]


  1. ^ a b c Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. p. 109. 
  2. ^ a b Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 582. 

Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Pat Matzdorf
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Dwight Stones