Athlete Profile

Anna Pyatykh

  • COUNTRY Russia Russia
  • DATE OF BIRTH 4 APR 1981
Anna Pyatykh of Russia during the Triple Jump final (Getty Images)
Anna Pyatykh of Russia during the Triple Jump final (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Russia Russia
  • DATE OF BIRTH 4 APR 1981


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Updated 25 February 2008

Anna PYATYKH, Russia (Triple Jump)

Born: 4 April 1981, Moscow

Height: 1,76m; weight: 63kg

Lives: Moscow

Coach: Yevgeny Ter-Avanesov 

Manager:  Aivar Karotamm


Despite of the fact that sometimes she participates in the long jump, for Anna Pyatykh this discipline will always be secondary to the triple jump. Nevertheless, in 1999 and 2000, she was the Under-20 champion of Russia in both disciplines. But, on the world scene, she has achieved her best results in the triple jump.

Pyatykh finished third in the 1999 European U20 Championships (13.36m) and, one year later, gained the silver medal at the World Junior Championships, in Santiago, Chile (14.18m). Then, four years in succession, from 2002 to 2005, she won the triple jump at the European Cup, also finishing third at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki (14.78m).

That day was very anxious for Pyatykh because it was not until the last moment that she was sure she would gain the bronze medal. “I had made it my rule a long time ago: you should never dream about a medal until the last attempt of the last competitor is finished,” she said. “It makes no sense at all to stare at the indicator board”.

Although Pyatykh was happy with her medal, she had hoped to jump over 15 metres. In 2006 she had fulfilled that dream. First she jumped 15.17 but with following wind above the legal mark (+2.4 m/s) at the Super Grand-Prix in Athens. Then, at the European Championships, in Gothenburg, she placed third by jumping 15.02 legally.

Fourth in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Pyatykh has often been close to the winners but she would like to become a world champion herself. Her aim is to achieve that at the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia.


Personal Bests:

Long Jump –    6.72 (2007)
Triple Jump – 15.02 (2006)
Indoors
Long Jump –    6.57 (2005)
Triple Jump – 14.93 (2006)


Yearly Progression

Triple Jump: 1997 - 11.85; 1998 - 12.98; 1999 - 13.59; 2000 - 14.19; 2001 - 14.21; 2002 - 14.67; 2003 - 14.79; 2004 - 14.85; 2005 - 14.88; 2006 - 15.02; 2007 - 14.88; 2008 - 14.51i


Career Highlights

1998 1 Russian U18 Championships Triple Jump 12.92
1999 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Triple Jump 12.95
 1 Russian U20 Championships Long Jump   6.37
 1 Russian U20 Championships Triple Jump 13.59
 3 European U20 Championships Triple Jump 13.36
2000 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Long Jump   6.23
 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Triple Jump 13.51
 2 Russian U20 Championships Long Jump   6.43
 1 Russian U20 Championships Triple Jump 14.00
 2 World Junior Championships Triple Jump 14.18
2001 5 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.21
2002 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.67
 8 European Championships Triple Jump 14.08
2003 4 World Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.35
 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.79
 4 World Championships Triple Jump 14.72
 4 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 14.55
2004 2 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.36
 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.85
 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.69
 8 Olympic Games Triple Jump 14.79
 6 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 14.57
2005 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.72
 3 World Championships Triple Jump 14.78
 5 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 14.65
2006 1 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.69
 2 World Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.93
 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.67
 3 European Championships Triple Jump 15.02
 4 World Atletics Final Triple Jump 14.60
2007 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.60
 4 World Championships Triple Jump 14.88
2008 1 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.51

 

Prepared by Larisa Voloshina, Sergey Tikhonov & Marina Voloshina for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008

Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Long Jump 6.72 +0.8 Moskva 29 JUN 2007
Triple Jump 15.02 +0.9 Göteborg 09 AUG 2006
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Long Jump 6.57 Moskva 23 JAN 2005
Triple Jump 14.93 Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 11 MAR 2006
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2009 6.35 +0.7 Athína (Filothéi) 27 MAY
2007 6.72 +0.8 Moskva 29 JUN
2005 6.53 +0.4 Tula, RUS 12 JUL
2003 6.36 +1.7 Tula, RUS 01 JUN
2000 6.43 +1.0 Krasnodar 15 SEP
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2013 14.40 +0.4 Moskva (Luzhniki) 25 JUL
2011 14.24 -0.6 Moskva 10 JUL
2010 14.68 +1.0 Rabat 06 JUN
2009 14.67 0.0 Cheboksary 26 JUL
2008 14.91 +0.3 Rieti 07 SEP
2007 14.88 +0.3 Osaka 31 AUG
2006 15.02 +0.9 Göteborg 09 AUG
2005 14.88 +1.2 Lausanne (Pontaise) 05 JUL
2004 14.85 +0.6 Bydgoszcz 19 JUN
2003 14.79 +0.7 Firenze 21 JUN
2002 14.67 +0.1 Annecy 22 JUN
2001 14.21 +1.0 Tula, RUS 15 JUL
2000 14.19 +2.0 Lapinlahti 16 JUL
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2009 6.13 Volgograd 24 JAN
2008 6.35 Moskva 19 JAN
2007 6.53 Moskva 28 JAN
2006 6.39 Moskva 25 JAN
2005 6.57 Moskva 23 JAN
2004 6.45 Moskva 07 JAN
2003 6.40 Moskva 07 JAN
2001 6.43 Moskva 06 JAN
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2013 13.56 Moskva 13 FEB
2010 14.64 Doha 13 MAR
2009 14.13 Pireás 25 FEB
2008 14.51 Moskva 10 FEB
2007 13.77 Samara 03 FEB
2006 14.93 Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 11 MAR
2005 14.56 Madrid 24 FEB
2004 14.36 Moskva 18 FEB
2003 14.44 Samara 26 JAN
2002 13.88 Moskva 27 JAN
2001 13.90 Moskva 17 JAN
2000 13.32 Moskva 29 FEB
Honours - Triple Jump
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
14th IAAF World Championships 7 14.29 +0.5 Moskva (Luzhniki) 15 AUG 2013
13th IAAF World Indoor Championships 3 14.64 Doha 13 MAR 2010
IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 6 14.33 -0.3 Thessaloniki 13 SEP 2009
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 3 14.58 -0.4 Berlin 17 AUG 2009
6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 1 14.78 +0.6 Stuttgart 14 SEP 2008
The XXIX Olympic Games 8 14.73 -0.2 Beijing (National Stadium) 17 AUG 2008
12th IAAF World Indoor Championships 11q1 13.99 Valencia, ESP 07 MAR 2008
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 4 14.88 +0.3 Osaka 31 AUG 2007
4th IAAF World Athletics Final 4 14.60 +0.4 Stuttgart 10 SEP 2006
11th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2 14.93 Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 11 MAR 2006
3rd IAAF World Athletics Final 5 14.65 +0.8 Monaco 10 SEP 2005
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 3 14.78 -0.5 Helsinki 07 AUG 2005
2nd IAAF World Athletics Final 6 14.57 -0.2 Monaco 19 SEP 2004
28th Olympic Games 8 14.79 +0.7 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 23 AUG 2004
1st IAAF World Athletics Final 4 14.55 +0.8 Monaco 13 SEP 2003
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 4 14.72 -0.4 Paris Saint-Denis 26 AUG 2003
9th IAAF World Indoor Championships 4 14.35 Birmingham, GBR 15 MAR 2003
IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior Championships 2 14.18 +1.2 Santiago de Chile 21 OCT 2000


Focus on Athletes biographies are produced by the IAAF Communications Dept, and not by the IAAF Statistics and Documentation Division. If you have any enquiries concerning the information, please use the Contact IAAF page, selecting ‘Focus on Athletes Biographies’ in the drop down menu of contact area options.


Updated 25 February 2008

Anna PYATYKH, Russia (Triple Jump)

Born: 4 April 1981, Moscow

Height: 1,76m; weight: 63kg

Lives: Moscow

Coach: Yevgeny Ter-Avanesov 

Manager:  Aivar Karotamm


Despite of the fact that sometimes she participates in the long jump, for Anna Pyatykh this discipline will always be secondary to the triple jump. Nevertheless, in 1999 and 2000, she was the Under-20 champion of Russia in both disciplines. But, on the world scene, she has achieved her best results in the triple jump.

Pyatykh finished third in the 1999 European U20 Championships (13.36m) and, one year later, gained the silver medal at the World Junior Championships, in Santiago, Chile (14.18m). Then, four years in succession, from 2002 to 2005, she won the triple jump at the European Cup, also finishing third at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki (14.78m).

That day was very anxious for Pyatykh because it was not until the last moment that she was sure she would gain the bronze medal. “I had made it my rule a long time ago: you should never dream about a medal until the last attempt of the last competitor is finished,” she said. “It makes no sense at all to stare at the indicator board”.

Although Pyatykh was happy with her medal, she had hoped to jump over 15 metres. In 2006 she had fulfilled that dream. First she jumped 15.17 but with following wind above the legal mark (+2.4 m/s) at the Super Grand-Prix in Athens. Then, at the European Championships, in Gothenburg, she placed third by jumping 15.02 legally.

Fourth in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Pyatykh has often been close to the winners but she would like to become a world champion herself. Her aim is to achieve that at the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia.


Personal Bests:

Long Jump –    6.72 (2007)
Triple Jump – 15.02 (2006)
Indoors
Long Jump –    6.57 (2005)
Triple Jump – 14.93 (2006)


Yearly Progression

Triple Jump: 1997 - 11.85; 1998 - 12.98; 1999 - 13.59; 2000 - 14.19; 2001 - 14.21; 2002 - 14.67; 2003 - 14.79; 2004 - 14.85; 2005 - 14.88; 2006 - 15.02; 2007 - 14.88; 2008 - 14.51i


Career Highlights

1998 1 Russian U18 Championships Triple Jump 12.92
1999 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Triple Jump 12.95
 1 Russian U20 Championships Long Jump   6.37
 1 Russian U20 Championships Triple Jump 13.59
 3 European U20 Championships Triple Jump 13.36
2000 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Long Jump   6.23
 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Triple Jump 13.51
 2 Russian U20 Championships Long Jump   6.43
 1 Russian U20 Championships Triple Jump 14.00
 2 World Junior Championships Triple Jump 14.18
2001 5 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.21
2002 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.67
 8 European Championships Triple Jump 14.08
2003 4 World Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.35
 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.79
 4 World Championships Triple Jump 14.72
 4 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 14.55
2004 2 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.36
 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.85
 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.69
 8 Olympic Games Triple Jump 14.79
 6 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 14.57
2005 1 European Cup Triple Jump 14.72
 3 World Championships Triple Jump 14.78
 5 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 14.65
2006 1 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.69
 2 World Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.93
 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.67
 3 European Championships Triple Jump 15.02
 4 World Atletics Final Triple Jump 14.60
2007 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 14.60
 4 World Championships Triple Jump 14.88
2008 1 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 14.51

 

Prepared by Larisa Voloshina, Sergey Tikhonov & Marina Voloshina for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008