Igor Vasilyevich Paklin (Russian : Игорь Васильевич Паклин; born 15 June 1963 in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR) is a retired Kyrgyz athlete who represented USSR and later Kyrgyzstan. He trained at Armed Forces sports society in Frunze.
Competing in the high jump, he won the 1987 World Indoor Championships as well as a silver medal at the 1987 World Championships for the USSR. His personal best jump of 2.41 metres (7.9 feet) was also the world record from 4 September 1985 to 30 June 1987, when Patrik Sjöberg beat it by one centimetre. His leap of 2.41 m (7 ft 11 in) places him as the fifth-highest jumper in history. Like all modern high jumpers, Paklin used the Fosbury Flop style, and he was the first to do so jumping off his right leg.
In 1996, Paklin was imprisoned for beating a business partner to death.
|1981||European Junior Championships||Utrecht, Netherlands||4th||2.19 m|
|1983||Universiade||Edmonton, Canada||1st||2.31 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||4th||2.29 m|
|1984||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||8th||2.20 m|
|1985||Universiade||Kobe, Japan||1st||2.41 m|
|1986||European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||1st||2.34 m|
|1987||World Indoor Championships||Indianapolis, United States||1st||2.38 m|
|Universiade||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||9th||2.24 m|
|World Championships||Rome, Italy||2nd||2.38 m|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||7th||2.31 m|
|1989||Universiade||Duisburg, West Germany||6th||2.20 m|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||10th||2.24 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||22nd (q)||2.20 m|
|1993||World Indoor Championships||Toronto, Canada||DNS||–|
|World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||30th (q)||2.15 m|
|1994||Asian Games||Hiroshima, Japan||6th||2.15 m|
|1999||Central Asian Games||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan||2nd||2.19 m|
|(q) Indicates overall position in qualifying round|
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|Preceded by|| Men's High Jump World Record Holder |
1985-09-04 – 1987-06-30
|Preceded by|| Men's High Jump Best Year Performance |
1985 – 1986
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