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Jüri Tarmak

Full name: Jüri Tarmak
Other name(s): Yury Aaduvich Tarmak, Юрий Аадувич Тармак
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: July 21, 1946 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: Dynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Jüri Tarmak was born to a sporting family. His father Aadu Tarmak was Soviet Champion in the discus throw in 1943-44 and won Estonian SSR shot put and discus titles in 1945-46. Jüri Tarmak took up athletics in 1963 and was on the Soviet national team from 1970-74. The apex of his career was winning high jump gold at the 1972 Olympics, and he was the last Olympic champion to use the straddle technique. Besides his Olympic gold, Tarmak won silver at the 1971 European Indoor Championships and a bronze medal at the 1972 European Indoor Championships. He never won a Soviet title, his only medal at the Soviet Championships a bronze in 1970. Tarmak was also the Estonian SSR champion in 1965-67.

Tarmak finished his sports career in 1974 and a year later graduated from Leningrad State University with an economics degree, later receiving a candidate of economics degree in 1985 and from 1985-90 worked as a lecturer at his alma mater. He moved back to Estonia after the fall of the Soviet Union and in 1990 established his own investment company, Broker Baltic AS, later working as a vice-president and economy consultant with the Tallinn Stock Exchange. From 2001-12 Tarmak was chairman of the sports club Kompass Tallinn and from 2006-09 was a board member of the association Sport Kõigile.

Personal Best\: HJ – 2.25 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Men's High Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 2.23 1 2 7
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.05 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.10 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.10
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.15 metres 1T o 0 0 2 2.15
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.18 metres 1T o 0 0 3 2.18
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.21 metres 1 xo 1 1 5 2.21
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.23 metres 1 xo 1 2 7 2.23
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.26 metres 1 xxx 1 2 7 2.23
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3T QU 2.15 0 0 5
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 3T 2.15 0 0 5
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.00
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2.06 metres 5T o 0 0 2 2.06
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2.09 metres 3T o 0 0 3 2.09
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2.12 metres 4T o 0 0 4 2.12
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2.15 metres 3T o 0 0 5 2.15
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