Sorin Matei

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Sorin Matei
Sorin Matei 1993.jpg
Matei in 1993
Personal information
Born 6 July 1963 (1963-07-06) (age 54)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 2.40 m (1990)[1][2][3]

Sorin Matei (born 6 July 1963) is a retired Romanian high jumper. His personal best jump is 2.40 metres, achieved in June 1990 in Bratislava. Only three high jumpers (Javier Sotomayor, Patrik Sjöberg and Igor Paklin) have achieved better results during the outdoor season. Matei competed at the 1980, 1988 and 1992 Olympics and placed 13th in 1980 and 1992.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Romania
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 13th 2.18 m
1981 European Junior Championships Utrecht, Netherlands 5th 2.16 m
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 17th (q) 2.15 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th 2.15 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 2.20 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 2.28 m
Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 3rd 2.32 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 14th 2.12 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 5th 2.32 m
Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 3rd 2.30 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 6th 2.32 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 2.35 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 20th (q) 2.19 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 5th 2.27 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 4th 2.30 m
European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom NM
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 6th 2.31 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 16th (q) 2.24 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 2nd 2.36 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 13th 2.24 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 9th 2.24 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th (q) 2.15 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 13th (q) 2.27 m


  1. ^ a b Sorin Matei.
  2. ^ Sorin Matei. IAAF
  3. ^ Sorin Matei.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Javier Sotomayor
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Javier Sotomayor
Charles Austin