Carol Corbu

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Carol Corbu
Carol Corbu 1972.jpg
Carol Corbu at the 1972 Olympics
Personal information
Born8 February 1946 (1946-02-08) (age 73)
Văleni-Podgoria, Argeş, Romania
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
SportTriple jump, long jump
ClubCSA Steaua București
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)17.12 m (TJ, 1971)
7.92 m (LJ, 1972)[1]

Carol Corbu (born 8 February 1946) is a retired Romanian athlete who mostly competed in the triple jump. In this event he won the 1973 European Indoor Championships as well as two medals at the European Championships outdoor.

His personal best jump was 17.12 metres, achieved in June 1971 in Turin.[1] This ranks him third among Romanian triple jumpers, only behind Marian Oprea and Bedros Bedrosian.[2]

At the 1972 Olympics Corbu competed both in the long jump and triple jump.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1966 European Junior Games Odessa, Soviet Union 3rd Triple jump 15.43 m
1969 European Indoor Games Belgrade, Yugoslavia 3rd Triple jump 16.20 m
European Championships Athens, Greece 4th Triple jump 16.56 m
1970 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 6th Triple jump 16.35 m
1971 European Indoor Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 2nd Triple jump 16.83 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd Triple jump 16.87 m
1972 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 9th Long jump 7.62 m
2nd Triple jump 16.89 m
Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 25th (q) Long jump 7.54 m
4th Triple jump 16.85 m
1973 European Indoor Championships Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Triple jump 16.80 m
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th Long jump 7.34 m
European Championships Rome, Italy 2nd Triple jump 16.68 m
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 5th Long jump 7.64 m
4th Triple jump 16.66 m
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 2nd Triple jump 16.75 m
Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 8th Triple jump 16.43 m
1978 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 4th Triple jump 16.41 m
European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 14th Triple jump 16.02 m


  1. ^ a b c Carol Corbu.
  2. ^ All time best Balkan athletes, men Archived January 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine – The Athletics Site