Yaroslav Rybakov

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Yaroslav Rybakov
Yaroslav Rybakov Doha 2010.jpg
Yaroslav Rybakov during 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Full nameYaroslav Vladimirovich Rybakov
Born (1980-11-22) November 22, 1980 (age 39)
Mogilyev, Belarusian SSR
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
CountryFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
Sport Track and field athletics
Event(s) High jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2.35 m
2.38 m (indoors)

Yaroslav Vladimirovich Rybakov (Russian : Ярослав Владимирович Рыбаков, born November 22, 1980 in Mogilyev, Belarusian SSR) is a retired Russian high jumper.


He is the 2002 European Champion high jumper, and at the 2005 World Championships he shared the silver medal with Victor Moya of Cuba.

In 2006 he won the World Indoor Championships, and finished fifth in the high jump final at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. The next year he won his third World Championships silver medal in a new personal best jump of 2.35 metres. In 2009, he finally won gold at the World Championships in Berlin.

His indoor personal best is 2.38 metres, set in February 2005 in Stockholm. Since then he has equalled the mark three times, which has included a meet record for the Hochsprung mit Musik.


Rybakov set the Russian national record of 2.38, indoors, at the 16th GE Galan meet at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday 15 February 2005. It was the highest indoor leap in the world since March 2000, and improved his personal best by one cm. He was pushed to the record by Czech jumper Jaroslav Baba, who finished second at 2.34. Rybakov set the record by making 5-consecutive first try clearances at 2.21, 2.26, 2.29, 2.32 and 2.34, and then clearing 2.39 on his third, and final, attempt. [1]

Two years later, Rybakov would push his younger compatriot Ivan Ukhov to break his national record at the Moscow Winter Cup meet on 28 January 2007. In a tactical duel, Rybakov would finish second at 2.35 (with one attempt at 2.37 and two at 2.39), while 20-year-old Ukhov had a first try clearance at 2.39. [2] One week later, at the Arnstadt, Germany meet on 3 February 2007, Rybakov would win, tying his personal best of 2.38, while Ukhov finished fourth at 2.31. [3]

Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 5th 2.18 m
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 3rd2.16 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 7th 2.25 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 2.33 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd 2.31 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd 2.30 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 2.31 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 1st 2.31 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 2nd2.28 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 2nd 2.33 m
World Championships Paris, France 9th 2.25 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st2.30 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.32 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 2.32 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco2nd2.30 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 2.38 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 2.29 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco3rd2.32 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 2.37 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 2.30 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd2.29 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 2.35 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th2.27 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 2nd 2.34 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd2.34 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 2.32 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 2.31 m

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  1. "Rybakov flies over 2.38m in Stockholm". IAAF. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. official Russian Athletics News press release, 29 January 2007; Ukhov stuns with 2.39 leap in Moscow; accessed 6 March 2011
  3. "Rybakov breaks Arnstadt meet record with 2.38m leap". IAAF. 4 February 2007. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Silnov
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
alongside Donald Thomas, Stefan Holm and Kyriacos Ioannou

Succeeded by