Zdzisław Hoffmann

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Zdzisław Hoffmann
Medal record
Men's athletics
World Championships
Gold 1983 Helsinki Triple jump

Zdzisław Hoffmann (born 27 August 1959) is a retired triple jumper from Poland. He is best known for winning the gold medal at the inaugural 1983 World Championships, for which he was named Polish Sportspersonality of the Year at the end of the year.

He was born in Świebodzin.[1] He finished twelfth at the 1980 European Indoor Championships[2] and competed at the 1980 Olympic Games without reaching the final.[1] In 1983 he won the triple jump event at the inaugural 1983 World Championships.[3] For this he was named the Polish Sportspersonality of the Year at the end of the year.

He finished twelfth at the 1987 World Championships[4] and eighth at the 1988 European Indoor Championships.[5] He became Polish champion in 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1989,[6] and Polish indoor champion in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1988.[7]

His personal best jump 17.53 metres, achieved in June 1985 in Madrid.[8] His personal best long jump was 8.09 metres, achieved in May 1983 in Warsaw.[9]

His son, Karol Hoffmann, is also a triple jump athlete.[10]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Poland
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 12th 16.03 m
Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 16th (q) 15.35 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 17.42 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 12th 16.58 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 16.56 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sports-Reference
  2. ^ "1980 European Indoor Championships, men's triple jump final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/wc.htm
  4. ^ http://www.todor66.com/athletics/world/1987/Men_Triple_Jump.html
  5. ^ "1988 European Indoor Championships, men's triple jump final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Polish Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Polish Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Zdzisław Hoffmann profile at IAAF
  9. ^ World men's all-time best long jump (last updated 2001)
  10. ^ Jackowski, Pawel (2011-06-04). Idowu and Kszczot the standouts in Bydgoszcz. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-05.
Awards
Preceded by
Zbigniew Boniek
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
1983
Succeeded by
Andrzej Grubba