Yaroslav RYBAKOV

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Russia Russia
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    22 NOV 1980
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    134751
Yaroslav Rybakov of Russia celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's High Jump (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
High Jump 2.35 Osaka (JPN) 29 AUG 2007
Long Jump 7.36 -1.3 Krasnodar (RUS) 23 MAY 1998

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
60 Metres 7.44 Moskva (RUS) 12 JAN 2013
1000 Metres 3:06.24 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
60 Metres Hurdles 8.65 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
High Jump 2.38 Stockholm (SWE) 15 FEB 2005
Pole Vault 4.40 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
Long Jump 7.44 Lipetsk (RUS) 15 FEB 1998
Shot Put 14.32 Moskva (RUS) 12 JAN 2013
Heptathlon 5800 Chelyabinsk (RUS) 20 FEB 2000

Latest Active Season: 2013

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
60 Metres 7.44 Moskva (RUS) 12 JAN 2013
1000 Metres 3:06.24 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
60 Metres Hurdles 8.65 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
High Jump 2.22 Yaroslavl (RUS) 19 JAN 2013
Pole Vault 4.40 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
Long Jump 6.86 Yaroslavl (RUS) 30 DEC 2012
Shot Put 14.32 Moskva (RUS) 12 JAN 2013
Heptathlon 5389 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013

Outdoor

High Jump

Performance Place Date
2012 2.24 Budapest (HUN) 20 AUG 2012
2011 2.30 Cheboksary (RUS) 23 JUL 2011
2010 2.33 Lausanne (SUI) 08 JUL 2010
2009 2.35 Cheboksary (RUS) 25 JUL 2009
2008 2.34 Beijing (CHN) 19 AUG 2008
2007 2.35 Osaka (JPN) 29 AUG 2007
2006 2.33 Shanghai (CHN) 23 SEP 2006
2005 2.33 Roma (ITA) 08 JUL 2005
2004 2.32 Athina (GRE) 22 AUG 2004
2003 2.34 Firenze (ITA) 21 JUN 2003
2002 2.31 München (GER) 08 AUG 2002
2001 2.33 Edmonton (CAN) 08 AUG 2001
2000 2.28 Tula (RUS) 25 JUL 2000
1999 2.18 Rostov (RUS) 10 JUL 1999
1998 2.20 Krasnodar (RUS) 22 MAY 1998

Outdoor

Long Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
1998 7.36 -1.3 Krasnodar (RUS) 23 MAY 1998

Indoor

60 Metres

Performance Place Date
2012/13 7.44 Moskva (RUS) 12 JAN 2013

Indoor

1000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2012/13 3:06.24 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013

Indoor

60 Metres Hurdles

Performance Place Date
2012/13 8.65 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013

Indoor

High Jump

Performance Place Date
2012/13 2.22 Yaroslavl (RUS) 19 JAN 2013
2011/12 2.18 Moskva (RUS) 12 FEB 2012
2010/11 2.27 Yaroslavl (RUS) 18 JAN 2011
2009/10 2.33 Arnstadt (GER) 06 FEB 2010
2008/09 2.31 Göteborg (SWE) 29 JAN 2009
2007/08 2.38 Moskva (RUS) 10 FEB 2008
2006/07 2.38 Arnstadt (GER) 03 FEB 2007
2005/06 2.37 Moskva (RUS) 11 MAR 2006
2004/05 2.38 Stockholm (SWE) 15 FEB 2005
2003/04 2.32 Budapest (HUN) 06 MAR 2004
2002/03 2.34 Arnstadt (GER) 08 FEB 2003
2001/02 2.31 Arnstadt (GER) 26 JAN 2002
2000/01 2.33 Moskva (RUS) 25 FEB 2001
1999/00 2.21 Chelyabinsk (RUS) 20 FEB 2000
1998/99 2.15 Moskva (RUS) 25 FEB 1999
1997/98 2.15 Lipetsk (RUS) 23 JAN 1998

Indoor

Pole Vault

Performance Place Date
2012/13 4.40 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013

Indoor

Long Jump

Performance Place Date
2012/13 6.86 Yaroslavl (RUS) 30 DEC 2012
1999/00 7.37 Chelyabinsk (RUS) 20 FEB 2000
1997/98 7.44 Lipetsk (RUS) 15 FEB 1998

Indoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2012/13 14.32 Moskva (RUS) 12 JAN 2013

Indoor

Heptathlon

Performance Place Date
2012/13 5389 Moskva (RUS) 13 JAN 2013
1999/00 5800 Chelyabinsk (RUS) 20 FEB 2000
1998/99 5637 Chelyabinsk (RUS) 14 FEB 1999

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. High Jump 2.34 Beijing (CHN) 19 AUG 2008
6. High Jump 2.32 Athina (GRE) 22 AUG 2004

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.32 Berlin (GER) 21 AUG 2009
2. High Jump 2.35 Osaka (JPN) 29 AUG 2007
2. High Jump 2.29 Helsinki (FIN) 14 AUG 2005
2. High Jump 2.33 Edmonton (CAN) 08 AUG 2001

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.37 Moskva (RUS) 11 MAR 2006
2. High Jump 2.31 Doha (QAT) 14 MAR 2010
2. High Jump 2.34 Valencia (ESP) 08 MAR 2008
2. High Jump 2.32 Budapest (HUN) 06 MAR 2004
2. High Jump 2.33 Birmingham (GBR) 15 MAR 2003
7. High Jump 2.25 Lisboa (POR) 11 MAR 2001

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.31 Madrid (ESP) 20 SEP 2002

Honours - World U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
5. High Jump 2.18 Annecy (FRA) 31 JUL 1998

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.31 München (GER) 08 AUG 2002
5. High Jump 2.30 Göteborg (SWE) 09 AUG 2006

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.34 Thessaloniki (GRE) 12 SEP 2009
1. High Jump 2.30 Monaco (MON) 14 SEP 2003
2. High Jump 2.30 Monaco (MON) 19 SEP 2004
3. High Jump 2.29 Stuttgart (GER) 10 SEP 2006
3. High Jump 2.32 Monaco (MON) 10 SEP 2005
4. High Jump 2.29 Stuttgart (GER) 13 SEP 2008
6. High Jump 2.27 Stuttgart (GER) 23 SEP 2007

Honours - Grand Prix Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. High Jump 2.28 Paris (FRA) 14 SEP 2002

Honours - Golden League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.32 Berlin (GER) 04 SEP 2005

Honours - European Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. High Jump 2.38 Madrid (ESP) 06 MAR 2005
3. High Jump 2.30 Wien (AUT) 03 MAR 2002

Honours - European Team Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.34 Firenze (ITA) 21 JUN 2003
1. High Jump 2.28 Bremen (GER) 23 JUN 2001
2. High Jump 2.28 Annecy (FRA) 23 JUN 2002

Honours - European U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. High Jump 2.16 Riga (LAT) 07 AUG 1999

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.33 Kazan (RUS) 19 JUL 2008
1. High Jump 2.30 Tula (RUS) 02 AUG 2007
1. High Jump 2.30 Tula (RUS) 31 JUL 2004
1. High Jump 2.28 Tula (RUS) 09 AUG 2003
1. High Jump 2.28 Cheboksary (RUS) 13 JUL 2002

Honours - National Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. High Jump 2.38 Moskva (RUS) 10 FEB 2008
1. High Jump 2.30 Moskva (RUS) 19 FEB 2004
Results in:

60 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
12 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 7. 7.44

1000 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
13 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 5. 3:06.24

60 Metres Hurdles Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
13 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 4. 8.65

High Jump Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
12 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 1. 2.19
19 JAN 2013 Yaroslavl Regional Ind. Ch. RUSRUS F F 1. 2.22
12 FEB 2013 Moskva Russian Ind. Ch. RUSRUS D Q 1. 2.18

Pole Vault Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
13 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 3. 4.40

Long Jump Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
12 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 5. 6.80

Shot Put Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
12 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F CE 3. 14.32

Heptathlon Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
13 JAN 2013 Moskva Regional CE Ch. RUSRUS F F 2. 5389


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Updated 24 February 2008

Yaroslav RYBAKOV, Russia (High Jump)

Born: 22 November 1980, Mogilev (Belarus)

Height: 1.98m; Weight: 84kg

Lives: Moscow

Coach: Vladimir Rybakov
 

Yaroslav Rybakov was born into a sporting family. His father, Vladimir, was a high jumper (2.07) and was trained by Vladimir Djachkov, who reared the 1964 Olympic champion Valery Brumel.  Now Yaroslav trains under the direction of his father. His mother, Ljudmila Luschenkova, was a champion of former USSR republic, Belarus, in heptathlon.

In his childhood, therefore, Rybakov spent much time at training and competition with his parents. And, when he was 10 years old, his father started to train him.  Four years later their family moved to Yaroslavl, closer to Moscow, to better living conditions.

Talented at jumping, running and throwing, at 18 Rybakov demonstrated potential as a decathlete. His performances included: 100m, 10.6; 110m hurdles, 14.0; 400m indoors, 48.00; long jump, 7.50m; pole vault, 4.70m; shot put 15m. It is this basis that helps him to achieve top results in his specialty – high jumping. “The height casts a spell over me,” Rybakov says.

At 14 he jumped 1.80, at 15 1.95, at 16 2.09 (2.10i) and at 17 2.20. He was Russian champion in every age group. When he was 17, Rybakov participated in the 1998 World Junior Championships, in Annecy, France, placing fifth (2.18). Three years later, at the senior 2001 World Championships, in Edmonton, he gained the silver medal with a personal best 2.33. That year he moved from 40th on World List to third and was the only athlete that season to clear 2.30 or higher on 11 occasions.

In 2002 Rybakov became European champion (2.31), in Munich, and celebrated the glory at the World Cup in Madrid with the same height. But the next three years were all silver for him as he took second place at three World Championships (2003 and 2004 World Indoors, 2005 outdoor World Championships). Even in raising his personal best to 2.38 at the 2005 European Indoor Championships, he had to settle for runner-up place behind Sweden’s Stefan Holm (2.40).

Rybakov managed, however, to change the situation fundamentally in his favour during the winter of 2006. At the World Indoor Championships, in Moscow, he was urged on not by just his friends and relatives but also by a multitude of supporters. To the delight of his father, mother and sister Alesya, he rose to the occasion, clearing  2.37 for victory over Holm, denying the Swede a fourth successive World Indoor title and reversing the first and second places of the previous two World Indoor Championships. 

After that victory the family moved to Moscow and Rybakov started to train hard again, concentrating on preparing for the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. Unfortunately for him, he slipped back to second again, losing out to Donald Thomas, of Bahamas, after a thrilling competition in which the top three each recorded 2.35.

The medal was won despite several injuries and, in October 2007, Rybakov underwent knee surgery and it took him three weeks to recover. It was very painful even to walk. He started training only at the end of November and wasn’t sure if he could compete in the 2008 winter season. However, at the beginning of February, in the Russian Indoor Championships, he equalled his personal best of 2.38 and now he is dreaming of making 2.40.


Personal Bests

2.35 (2007)
2.38i (2005, 2008)


Yearly Progression

1996 - 1.95; 1997 - 2.10i/2.09; 1998 - 2.20; 1999 - 2.19i/2.18; 2000 - 2.28;
2001 - 2.33i/2.33; 2002 - 2.31i/2.31; 2003 - 2.34i/2.34; 2004 - 2.32i/2.32;
2005 - 2.38i/2.33; 2006 - 2.37i/2.33; 2007 - 2.38i/2.35; 2008 - 2.38i


Career Highlights

1997 1 Russian Indoor U18 Championships 2.10
 1 Russian U18 Championships 2.08
1998 5 World Junior Championships 2.18
1999 1 Russian U20 Championships 2.18
 3 European U20 Championships 2.16
2000 1 Russian U23 Championships 2.25
 3 Russian Championships 2.28
2001 2 Russian Indoor Championships 2.28
 1 European Cup 2.28
 2 Russian Championships 2.31
 2 World Championships 2.33


2002 3 European Indoor Championships 2.30
 2 European Cup 2.28
 1 Russian Championships 2.28
 1 European Championships 2.31
 2 World Athletics Final 2.28
 1 World Cup 2.31
2003 2 World Indoor Championships 2.33
 1 European Cup 2.34
 1 Russian Championships 2.28
2003 1 World Athletics Final 2.30
2004 1 Russian Indoor Championships 2.30
 2 World Indoor Championships 2.32
 1 Russian Championships 2.30
 6 Olympic Games 2.32
 2 World Athletics Final 2.30
2005 2 European Indoor Championships 2.38
 2 World Championships 2.29
 3 World Athletics Final 2.32
2006 1 World Indoor Championships 2.37
 3 World Athletics Final           2.29
2007 1 Russian Championships 2.30
 2 World Championships 2.35
 6 World Athletics Final 2.27
2008 1 Russian Indoor Championships 2.38

 

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

 

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