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Khristo Markov

Full name: Khristo Ganchev Markov
Original name: Христо Ганчев Мaрков
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: January 27, 1965 in Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo, Bulgaria
Affiliations: CSKA Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a triple jumper, Khristo Markov won every title available to him. In 1985, he won both the World and European indoor titles. The next few years, he added the European (1986), the world (1987) and Olympic title (1988) to his tally, world ranking first in both 1987 and 1988. The only honor that eluded him was the world record. His 17.92 at the 1987 World Championships brought him within five centimeters of Willie Banks's 1985 world record. After his Olympic title, Markov could not maintain the same competitive level. His last podium came at the 1990 European Championships (silver), but at the 1991 Worlds and the 1992 Olympics he failed to even make the final. Markov then turned to coaching. His most successful pupil was Tereza Marinova, who followed in his footsteps by taking the 2000 Olympic gold.

Personal Best: TJ – 17.92 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Men's Triple Jump Bulgaria BUL 1 Gold OR
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Men's Triple Jump Bulgaria BUL 21 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round 1 OR 17.61
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 1 OR 17.61
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 1 foul 17.61
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 1 15.71 17.61
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Four 1 17.54 17.61
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Five 1 foul 17.61
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Six NP 17.10
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 4 QU 16.91
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B 3 16.91
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B Round One 3 16.49
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 16.91 16.91
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 21 16.46
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A 9 16.46
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP foul NM
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 16.46