Krisztián Pars

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The native form of this personal name is Pars Krisztián. This article uses the Western name order.
Krisztián Pars
Krisztián Pars 2010.jpg
Krisztián Pars in 2010
Personal information
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1982-02-18) 18 February 1982 (age 32)
Körmend, Hungary
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 117 kg (258 lb)
Sport
Country  Hungary
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer Throw
Coached by Zsolt Németh
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 82.69 m

Krisztián Pars (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkristiaːn ˈpɒrʃ]; born 18 February 1982) is a Hungarian Olympic champion hammer thrower. He has represented Hungary at the Summer Olympics on three occasions; in 2004, 2008, and 2012. He has also competed at the World Championships in Athletics and won a bronze medal at the European Athletics Championships.

His personal best throw is 82.45 metres, achieved in September 2006 in Celje. Pars previously held the world junior record (6 kg) with 81.35 metres, achieved in September 2001 in Szombathely. He took fourth place in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was initially upgraded to the silver medal after the doping disqualification of original medallists Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan in December 2008, but both had their medals reinstated two years later. That same year he won the silver medal in the hammer at the 2008 European Winter Throwing Cup meeting in Split and another silver at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final.

In the 2009 season he began well with a victory at the 2009 European Winter Throwing Cup, but he just missed out on a major medal at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics with a fourth place finish. He took the bronze at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final – the last edition of that competition.

He won the bronze medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships – his first medal of the championships. At the end of the year he took part in the Pál Németh Memorial (a meeting in honour of his mentor Pál Németh). Pars was victorious, winning his second title of the competition with a throw of 78.34 metres.[1] In the 2012 London Olympics he took the gold in the hammer throw with a winning toss of 80.59 m.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th 78.73 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 3rd
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 78.03 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 5th
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 78.34 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 80.93 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th 80.96 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 77.45 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 3rd 77.49 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 79.06 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 2nd 81.18 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 79.72 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 80.59 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 80.30 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 82.69 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gyulai, Marton (2010-09-11). Pars defends title at Pál Németh Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-11.
  2. ^ "London Olympics: Krisztian Pars wins men's hammer title". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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