Paweł Wojciechowski (athlete)
6 June 1989 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb) (2012)|
His first major success was the silver medal at the IAAF 12th World Junior Championships in Athletics held in July 2008 in Bydgoszcz, with the result 5.40 m (17 ft 81⁄2 in), being until then his personal best. He is an athlete of the Zawisza Bydgoszcz club, his coach is Roman Dakiniewicz.
In March 2009 it was announced, that Paweł Wojciechowski would be admitted to take practices in May 2009 with Vitaly Petrov, the legendary pole vault coach, who had been creator of successes of Sergey Bubka, and since 2 years had been coach of Yelena Isinbayeva. He improved his best mark to 5.86 m at the Flanders Indoor Meeting in February 2011 to break Mirosław Chmara's Polish indoor record, which had gone unbettered for 22 years.
He was the surprise winner at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but he fared less well at the 2012 Summer Olympics, failing to record a mark in qualifying. He missed the 2013 season due to injury and did not defend his world title as a result. In 2014 he returned to form at the Orléans leg of the Perche Elite Tour, winning with a clearance of 5.76 m (18 ft 103⁄4 in) (his best since 2011).
|2007||European Junior Championships||Hengelo, Netherlands||16th (q)||4.75 m|
|2008||World Junior Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||2nd||5.40 m (PB)|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||4th||5.71 m|
|European U23 Championships||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1st||5.70 m (PB)|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||1st||5.90 m|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||Qual.||NM|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||12th||5.40 m|
- 5.91 m (Szczecin 2011) NR
- 5.86 m (Ghent 2011) NR
- "Bydgoszcz Web Site – Srebro dla bydgoszczanina". Bydgoszcz.eu. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
-  (Polish)
- Records for Wojciechowski and Bolshakova in Gent. European Athletics (2011-02-14). Retrieved on 2011-02-14.
- Mulkeen, Jon (2014-01-19). Wojciechowski returns with victory in Orleans – indoor round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-02-23.
|Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance