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Artur Jerzy Partyka (born 25 July 1969 in Stalowa Wola, Poland) is a former Polish high jumper and two-time Olympic medalist. He won twelve national titles in a row, starting in 1989. He represented ŁKS Łódź.

Artur Partyka
Artur Partyka 2009.jpg
Partyka in 2009
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Poland
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 1 1
World Championships 0 2 1
World Indoor Championships 0 1 0
European Championships 1 1 0
European Indoor Championships 2 0 0
Continental Cup 0 0 0
Total 3 5 2
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta High jump
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona High jump
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Stuttgart High jump
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens High jump
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Gothenburg High jump
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Seville High jump
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Budapest High jump
Silver medal – second place 1994 Helsinki High jump
European Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Glasgow High jump
Gold medal – first place 1998 Valencia High jump
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Sudbury High jump
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Birmingham High jump

His father is Algerian, his mother is Polish. He was one of the leading high jumpers of the 1990s. Partyka is one of only 21 competitors to clear the height of 2.38 metres or more. With that height he set the Polish record in high jump.

He won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He was also a three-time medalist at the outdoor World Championships: a two-time silver medalist (1993 and 1997) and a one-time bronze medalist (1995). He was also a silver medalist at the indoor World Championships in 1991. He also won two medals at the outdoor European Championships: silver in 1994 and gold in 1998. He won the gold medal at the indoor European Championships in 1998.

For his sport achievements, he received the Golden Cross of Merit in 1996.

Partyka has been the director of the indoor Pedros Cup in 2007, 2008, and 2009; a meet that takes place in Bydgoszcz. The competition was limited only to high jumpers and pole vaulters, but as of 2009, world-class field shot put was added.

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