Anna ROGOWSKA

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Poland Poland
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    21 MAY 1981
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    181016
Anna Rogowska (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Pole Vault 4.83 Bruxelles (BEL) 26 AUG 2005

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Pole Vault 4.85 Paris (FRA) 06 MAR 2011

Latest Active Season: 2014

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Pole Vault 4.50 Sopot (POL) 30 MAY 2014

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Pole Vault 4.76 Gent (BEL) 09 FEB 2014

Outdoor

Pole Vault

Performance Place Date
2014 4.50 Sopot (POL) 30 MAY 2014
2013 4.60 Słupsk (POL) 17 JUL 2013
2012 4.70 Sotteville (FRA) 10 JUL 2012
2011 4.75 Stockholm (SWE) 18 JUN 2011
2010 4.71 Bydgoszcz (POL) 06 JUN 2010
2009 4.80 Bydgoszcz (POL) 01 AUG 2009
2008 4.66 Annecy (FRA) 21 JUN 2008
2007 4.60 Osaka (JPN) 28 AUG 2007
2006 4.70 Sopot (POL) 03 JUN 2006
2005 4.83 Bruxelles (BEL) 26 AUG 2005
2004 4.71 Thessaloniki (GRE) 19 JUL 2004
2003 4.45 Paris (FRA) 25 AUG 2003
2002 4.40 München (GER) 07 AUG 2002
2001 3.90 Salgótarján (HUN) 26 AUG 2001
2000 3.60 Sopot (POL) 01 JUL 2000
1999 3.10 Białystok (POL) 21 JUL 1999

Indoor

Pole Vault

Performance Place Date
2013/14 4.76 Gent (BEL) 09 FEB 2014
2012/13 4.67 Göteborg (SWE) 02 MAR 2013
2011/12 4.71 Spala (POL) 26 FEB 2012
2010/11 4.85 Paris (FRA) 06 MAR 2011
2009/10 4.81 Bydgoszcz (POL) 10 FEB 2010
2008/09 4.71 Bydgoszcz (POL) 10 FEB 2009
2007/08 4.62 Donetsk (UKR) 16 FEB 2008
2006/07 4.72 Donetsk (UKR) 10 FEB 2007
2005/06 4.80 Liévin (FRA) 05 MAR 2006
2004/05 4.75 Donetsk (UKR) 12 FEB 2005
2003/04 4.52 Donetsk (UKR) 15 FEB 2004
2002/03 4.47 Praha (CZE) 19 FEB 2003
2001/02 4.22 Praha (CZE) 14 FEB 2002
2000/01 3.80 Spala (POL) 25 FEB 2001
1999/00 3.60 Spala (POL) 05 FEB 2000

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Pole Vault 4.70 Athina (GRE) 24 AUG 2004

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 4.75 Berlin (GER) 17 AUG 2009
6. Pole Vault 4.35 Helsinki (FIN) 12 AUG 2005
7. Pole Vault 4.45 Paris (FRA) 25 AUG 2003
8. Pole Vault 4.60 Osaka (JPN) 28 AUG 2007

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Pole Vault 4.75 Moskva (RUS) 11 MAR 2006
3. Pole Vault 4.70 Doha (QAT) 14 MAR 2010
5. Pole Vault 4.65 Sopot (POL) 09 MAR 2014
6. Pole Vault 4.55 Valencia (ESP) 08 MAR 2008
6. Pole Vault 4.35 Birmingham (GBR) 16 MAR 2003
7. Pole Vault 4.40 Budapest (HUN) 06 MAR 2004

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Pole Vault 4.30 München (GER) 09 AUG 2002

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 4.68 Eugene (USA) 04 JUN 2011

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Pole Vault 4.60 Monaco (MON) 19 SEP 2004
4. Pole Vault 4.50 Thessaloniki (GRE) 12 SEP 2009
7. Pole Vault 4.35 Monaco (MON) 10 SEP 2005

Honours - European Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 4.85 Paris (FRA) 06 MAR 2011
2. Pole Vault 4.67 Göteborg (SWE) 02 MAR 2013
2. Pole Vault 4.75 Madrid (ESP) 06 MAR 2005
3. Pole Vault 4.66 Birmingham (GBR) 04 MAR 2007

Honours - European Team Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 4.75 Stockholm (SWE) 18 JUN 2011
1. Pole Vault 4.60 Firenze (ITA) 18 JUN 2005
2. Pole Vault 4.66 Annecy (FRA) 21 JUN 2008
3. Pole Vault 4.40 Gateshead (GBR) 22 JUN 2013
3. Pole Vault 4.40 Bergen (NOR) 19 JUN 2010

Honours - European U23 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Pole Vault 4.35 Bydgoszcz (POL) 19 JUL 2003

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 4.30 Szczecin (POL) 31 JUL 2014
1. Pole Vault 4.55 Toruń (POL) 21 JUL 2013
1. Pole Vault 4.60 Bydgoszcz (POL) 12 AUG 2011
1. Pole Vault 4.80 Bydgoszcz (POL) 01 AUG 2009

Honours - National Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 4.40 Sopot (POL) 23 FEB 2014
1. Pole Vault 4.60 Spala (POL) 27 FEB 2010
1. Pole Vault 4.60 Spala (POL) 18 FEB 2007
Results in:

Pole Vault

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
30 MAY 2014 Sopot Tyczka na Molo POLPOL F F 1. 4.50
05 JUN 2014 Roma Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea ITAITA GL F 5. 4.50
14 JUN 2014 New York adidas Grand Prix USAUSA GL F 5. 4.50
21 JUN 2014 Braunschweig European Team Championships GERGER B F - NH
20 JUL 2014 Sopot Janusz Sidło Memorial POLPOL E F 1. 4.40
31 JUL 2014 Szczecin Polish Ch. POLPOL B F 1. 4.30

Pole Vault Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
06 FEB 2014 Stockholm XL Galan SWESWE B F - NH
09 FEB 2014 Gent Flanders Indoor BELBEL B F 1. 4.76
15 FEB 2014 Donetsk Pole Vault Stars UKRUKR C F 2. 4.62
23 FEB 2014 Sopot Polish Ind. Ch. POLPOL D F 1. 4.40
09 MAR 2014 Sopot IAAF World Indoor Championships POLPOL GW F 5. 4.65


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Updated 3 August 2008

Anna ROGOWSKA, Poland (Pole Vault)


Born 21 May 1981, Gdynia
1.70m / 52kg
Lives: Gdynia
Coach: Jacek Torlinski (husband)
Club: SKLA Sopot

When Anna Rogowska went to Athens for her first Olympic competition, the average fan of sport in Poland didn’t know who she was. Then the whole country watched her fight hard against the Russians, Yelena Isinbayeva and Svetlana Feofanova, in the women’s Pole Vault, before she finally won the bronze medal.
 
Rogowska started her sporting activities as a 100m Hurdler in Sopot, but she changed quickly to the Pole Vault and joined Edward Szymczak’s specialist group in Gdansk, which already included Monika Pyrek. This duo began a hard rivalry, so in a short time it was clear there was one star too many around Szymczak.

For that reason, Pyrek moved to Szczecin, whereas Rogowska decided to go away with her sweetheart, Jacek Torlinski, who soon became her personal coach in the SKLA of Sopot club and married Anna. The couple can be found almost every day in one of the most beautiful park stadiums in Poland. Rogowska, a blonde Venus, is always surrounded by hordes of fans because of her exceptional beauty and great popularity in sport.

In contrast to Isinbayeva, Rogowska has never been a gymnast, so she is trying to practise many gymnastic elements now. It seemed after the 2004 Olympic Games that Rogowska was the only pole vaulter capable of beating the Russian queen but some technical difficulties arose and she was unable to do so. Instead she was losing competitions, very often no-heighting.

Torlinski was trying to find a solution, but his wife still had problems, partly in her mind. In 2007, the couple decided to consult the famous Russian coach, Yevgeniy Trofimov, who had coached Isinbayeva to World and Olympic titles. Anna and Jacek went to Volgograd for two months and she kept training there under the eye of both coaches.

Unfortunately, nothing was resolved. After returning to Poland, Rogowska added one more “zero” to her competitive collection. At the World Championships, in Osaka, she placed only eighth, deeply below expectations.

In 2008, the former World Indoor Championships runner-up has performed much better, approaching the Olympic Games, in Bejing, with a season’s best of 4.66. “I’m ready to fight for medals once again,” said Rogowska, the only Polish track and field athlete to sign a personal contract with Nike. She has been plagued by different leg injuries for two years but, after undergoing surgery in Munich, all health problems disappeared. 


Personal Bests

4.83 NR (2005); 4.80i NR (2006)


Yearly Progression

1997: 2.60; 1998: 2.90; 1999: 3.40; 2000: 3.60; 2001: 3.90; 2002: 4.40; 2003: 4.47; 2004: 4.71; 2005: 4.83; 2006: 4.70/4.80i; 2007: 4.60/4.72i; 2008: 4.66


Career Highlights

2002 q  European Indoor Championships (Vienna)   4.20
 7th  European Championships (Munich)    4.30
2003 6th  World Indoor Championships (Birmingham)   4.35
 3rd  European Under-23 Championships (Bydgoszcz)  4.35
 7th  World Championships (Paris)     4.45
2004 7th  World Indoor Championships (Budapest)   4.40
 3rd  Olympic Games (Athens)      4.70
 3rd  World Athletics Final (Monaco)     4.60
2005 2nd  European Indoor Championships (Madrid)   4.75
 1st  European Cup, Super League (Florence)   4.60
 6th  World Championships (Helsinki)     4.35
 7th  World Athletics Final (Monaco)     4.35
2006  2nd  World Indoor Championships (Moscow)    4.75
2007  3rd  European Indoor Championships (Birmingham)  4.66
 8th  World Championships (Osaka)     4.60
2008 6th  World Indoor Championships (Valencia)    4.55
          2nd  European Cup, Super League (Annecy)    4.66

 

Prepared by Maciej Petruczenko for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008