Anna Rogowska

Anna Rogowska (born 21 May 1981) is a retired Polish athlete who specialised in the pole vault. She became the World Champion in 2009 in Berlin.

Anna Rogowska
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Anna Rogowska in 2005
Personal information
Nationality Poland
Born (1981-05-21) 21 May 1981 (age 42)
Gdynia, Poland
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb) (2012)
Event(s)Pole vault
ClubSKLA Sopot


Born in Gdynia, she won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics, narrowly beating Monika Pyrek, another Polish pole vaulter born in Gdynia. Early 2005 brought success as she won the silver medal in the European Indoor Championships. On July 22, 2005, in London, she achieved a personal best with 4.80 m, which was also the Polish record. Minutes later she saw Yelena Isinbayeva become the first woman to clear 5.00 m.

Rogowska was among the contenders for a medal in the 2005 World Championships. She finished sixth, however, jumping only 4.35 m under challenging weather conditions.

On August 26, 2005, she achieved another personal best with 4.83 m (new Polish record). This was on the Memorial van Damme. She also holds the Polish indoor record of 4.85 m, set on 6 March 2011.[1]

She announced her retirement from the sport on 27 February 2015.[2]

For her sport achievements, she received:
  Golden Cross of Merit in 2004.
  Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (5th Class) in 2009.

Competition recordEdit

Rogowska (right) after winning the gold at the 2009 World Championships.
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Poland
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 12th (q) 4.20 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 4.30 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 4.35 m
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 4.35 m
World Championships Paris, France 7th 4.45 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 4.40 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 4.70 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 4.60 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 4.75 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 4.35 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 4.35 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 4.75 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 4.66 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 4.60 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 4.55 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th 4.45 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 4.75 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 4.70 m
2011 European Indoor Championship Paris, France 1st 4.85 m NR
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 10th 4.55 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom NM
2013 European Indoor Championship Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 4.67 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia NM
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 5th 4.65 m
  • NM = No Mark
  • At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Rogowska reached the final by clearing 4.55m, but in the final she failed to register a mark, fouling three times at her opening height of 4.45 m.


  1. ^ "60 Metres - women - senior - indoor - 2022".
  2. ^ "Anna Rogowska zakończyła karierę" (in Polish). PZLA. 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2015-02-28.

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