Sebastian Chmara

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Sebastian Chmara
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Sebastian Chmara in 2011
Personal information
Born (1971-11-21) 21 November 1971 (age 45)
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb) (1996)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Decathlon / Heptathlon
Club Zawisza Bydgoszcz

Sebastian Michał Chmara (Polish pronunciation: [sɛˈbastjanˈmixaw ˈxmara]; born November 21, 1971 in Bydgoszcz[1]) is a former decathlete from Poland who became world indoor champion in 1999 and European indoor champion in 1998 (both in heptathlon, as decathlon is unsuitable for indoor contests).

His personal bests are 8566 points in the decathlon (Alhama de Murcia 1998) and 6415 points in the indoor heptathlon (Valencia 1998). Both are standing national records.

He is a cousin of a former pole vaulter, Mirosław Chmara.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 14th Decathlon 6880 pts
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 7th Decathlon 7211 pts
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Decathlon DNF
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 2nd Decathlon 8014 pts
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 4th Heptathlon 6016 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 14th Decathlon 7930 pts
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 15th Decathlon 8249 pts
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France Heptathlon DNF
World Championships Athens, Greece Decathlon DNF
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st Heptathlon 6415 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 6th Decathlon 8332 pts
European Championships Budapest, Hungary Decathlon DNF
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st Heptathlon 6386 pts

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