Balázs Baji

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Balázs Baji
110m hurdles final Zurich 2014.jpg
Balázs Baji (left) in 2014
Personal information
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1989-06-09) 9 June 1989 (age 28)
Békéscsaba, Hungary
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
Country  Hungary
Sport Sprint hurdling
Club Békéscsabai AC

Balázs Baji (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbɒlaːʒ ˈbɒji]; born 9 June 1989) is a Hungarian track and field athlete who specializes in the 60 metres hurdles and 110 metres hurdles.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Among his best results in 110 metres hurdles are a seventh place from the 2008 World Junior Championships,[3] a sixth place from the 2011 Summer Universiade[4] and a silver medal from the 2011 European U23 Championships which he achieved with a new Hungarian U23 record.[5]

For his performances he was named the best U23 male athlete in Hungary in 2011.[5]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Hungary
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 10th (sf) 110 m hurdles (99 cm) 13.80
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 7th 110 m hurdles (99 cm) 13.60 (+1.1m/s)
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 20th (h) 60 m hurdles 7.94
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 14th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.96
2010 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 25th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.01
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 13th (h) 60 m hurdles 7.77
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.58
Universiade Shenzhen, China 6th 110 m hurdles 13.71
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 30th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.06
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.76
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.68
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 34th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.76
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 60 m hurdles 7.56
World Championships Moscow, Russia 12th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.49
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 10th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.63
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 4th 110 m hurdles 13.29
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 7th 60 m hurdles 7.65
World Championships Beijing, China 19th (sf) 110m hurdles 13.51
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 6th 60 m hurdles 7.65
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.28
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.52
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 60 m hurdles DSQ
World Championships London, United Kingdom 3rd 110m hurdles 13.28
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 1st 110 m hurdles 13.35

Personal bests[edit]

As of 7 August 2017[6]
Event Time (seconds) Wind Venue Date
60 metres hurdles 7.53 Budapest, Hungary 19 February 2017
110 metres hurdles 13.15 0.3 Székesfehérvár, Hungary 4 July 2017

Awards[edit]

  • Hungarian athlete of the Year (1): 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balázs Baji Biography". International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  3. ^ "Men’s 110m Hurdles". International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 23 July 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Baji Balázs hatodik lett 110 gáton az Universiadén" [Balázs Baji finished sixth in 110 hurdles at the Universiade] (in Hungarian). Origo. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Hammer throwers Pars and Orban are Hungary's Athletes of the Year". European Athletics. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Balázs Baji Profile". All Athletics. Retrieved 7 August 2017.