Artur Partyka

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About Artur Partyka
Artur Jerzy Partyka (born July 25, 1969 in Stalowa Wola, Poland) is a former Polish high jumper and two-time Olympic medalist. He won twelve national titles in a row, starting in 1989. He represented ŁKS Łódź. His father is Algerian, his mother is Polish. He is one of the greatest high jumpers of all time; he is one of only 16 high jumpers to clear the height of 2.38 m or more. With that height he set the Polish record in high jump. Known for his truly graceful execution of the Fosbury flop technique, he made clearing the bar look somewhat effortless.He won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He was also a three-time medalist at the outdoor World Championships: a two-time silver medalist (1993 and 1997) and a one-time bronze medalist (1995). He was also a silver medalist at the indoor World Championships in 1991. He also won two medals at the outdoor European Championships: silver in 1994 and gold in 1998. He won the gold medal at the indoor European Championships in 1998. For his sport achievements, he received: Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit in 1996. Partyka has been the director of the indoor Pedros Cup in 2007, 2008, and 2009; a meet that takes place in Bydgoszcz. The competition was limitted only to high jumpers and pole vaulters, but as of 2009, world--class -- field shot put was added.

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1. Monika Pyrek 20635
2. Irena Szewinska 7326
3. Tomasz Majewski 2466
4. Artur Partyka 445
5. Anita Włodarczyk 157
6. Robert Korzeniowski 139
7. Władysław Komar 91
8. W. Kozakiewicz 80
9. Adam Malys 0

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138. Cristina Neagu 472
139. S. Sreesanth 463
140. Mark Seif 459
141. Carlos Monzon 446
142. Artur Partyka 445
143. Fernando Alonso 442
144. Javed Miandad 427
145. Kim Clijsters 425
146. Ahmed Bakhit 420

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