Tony Barton (athlete)

Last updated

Tony Barton
Personal information
BornOctober 17, 1969 (1969-10-17) (age 51)
Washington, D.C.

Orrin Anthony Barton (born October 17, 1969) is an American retired high jumper.

Barton was born in Washington, D.C.. He finished fifth at the 1992 World Cup, won the 1993 Summer Universiade, finished eighth at the 1993 World Championships, won the bronze medal at the 1995 World Indoor Championships and seventh at the 1995 World Championships. At one time he was the third-ranked high jumper in the world and number one in the United States.

His personal best jump is 2.32 metres, achieved in June 1992 in New Orleans. [1] He also had 8.16 metres in the long jump.

Related Research Articles

Javier Sotomayor Cuban high jumper

Javier Sotomayor Sanabria is a retired Cuban track and field athlete, who specialized in the high jump and is the current world record holder. The 1992 Olympic champion, he was the dominant high jumper of the 1990s; his personal best of 2.45 m makes him the only person to have ever cleared eight feet.

Steinar Hoen Norwegian high jumper

Steinar Hoen is a retired Norwegian high jumper. He represented IK Tjalve during his senior career. He has been the meeting director for the Bislett Games since 2007. His indoor and outdoor bests are both 2.36 m – these are also the Norwegian records for the event.

Šárka Kašpárková 20th and 21st-century Czech athlete

Šárka Kašpárková is a former Czech track and field athlete who specialised in the triple jump.

Hanne Haugland is a former Norwegian high jumper. She represented the clubs Haugesund IL, IL i BUL, SK Vidar and IF Minerva during her senior career.

Alina Astafei Romanian-German track and field athlete

Alina Astafei is a Romanian-German track and field athlete who attained German citizenship in 1995. She was one of the world's leading high jumpers in the 1990s. Representing Romania, she became the 1992 Olympic silver medallist, while representing Germany, she won a silver medal at the 1995 World Championship and the 1995 world indoor title.

Artur Partyka Polish high jumper

Artur Jerzy Partyka 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.

Ivaylo Petkov Mladenov is a retired Bulgarian long jumper, best known for his gold medal at the 1994 European Championships.


Borut Bilač is a retired Slovenian long jumper. Bilač won the bronze medal at the 1990 European Athletics Championships, representing Yugoslavia, and finished ninth at the 1992 Olympic Games representing Slovenia.

Håkon Särnblom is a retired Norwegian high jumper. He represented IK Tjalve and IF Minerva during his active career.

Spyridon "Spyros" Vasdekis is a retired Greek long jumper.

The men's high jump was an event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were 38 competitors from 28 nations, with one non-starter. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The event was won by Charles Austin of the United States, the nation's first victory in the men's high jump since 1968 and 13th overall. Artur Partyka of Poland became the seventh man to win two medals in the event, following his 1992 bronze with silver in these Games. Steve Smith's bronze was Great Britain's first medal in the men's high jump since 1908.

Robert Marinov is a retired Bulgarian high jumper.

Juha Isolehto is a retired Finnish high jumper.

Elmer Williams González is a retired Puerto Rican long jumper.

Ettore Ceresoli is a retired Italian high jumper.

Luca Toso is a retired Italian high jumper. He won two medals at the International athletics competitions.

Rick Noji is a retired American high jumper. He attended Franklin High School in Seattle, Washington and also attended the University of Washington.

Xu Yang is a retired Chinese high jumper.

Oleg Zhukovskiy is a retired Belarusian high jumper.

Anton "Toni" Riepl is a retired German high jumper.

References

  1. World men's all-time best high jump (last updated 2001)