Kroyter in 2011
|Born||18 February 1993|
|Residence||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Club||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Coached by||Anatoly Shafran|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||High jump - 2.29 m (Schifflange, Luxembourg; August 2015)|
Born in Siberia, Kroyter and his family emigrated to Israel in 1999. He grew up in south Tel Aviv, raised by his single mother, Tatiana, who works as a housekeeper. His parents are divorced, and he has no contact with his father Piotr, who lives in Moldova. His brother Evgeni died from a serious liver illness in 2012. Kroyter served in the Israel Defense Forces, completing his service in 2015.
High jumping careerEdit
In 2009 he became Israel's first Youth (17 or younger) World Champion at the age of 16 by winning the gold medal with a high jump of 2.20 m at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics (the sixth IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics) in Brixen, Italy. That year Kroyter also won the Israeli senior championship in the high jump, with a jump of 2.19 m. In June 2009 he set a world record for boys under 17 years of age, at 2.21 m. He was hampered, however, by a thigh injury that prevented him from training.
In 2010, despite a nagging injury Kroyter won the gold medal in the high jump at the Youth (18 or younger) Olympics in Singapore. His jump of 2.24 at the age of 16 at a competition in Moscow in February 2010 remains as of August 2016 the best high jump ever by a European youth under 17 years of age. He was dubbed a "rising young star" at the age of 17 by Allon Sinai of the Jerusalem Post.
In 2011, he cleared 2.28 m while he was 17 years of age (a personal best at the time). Later in the year, at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea, Kroyter cleared 2.16 m in the Men's High Jump qualifiers. He was the youngest competitor in the event, at 18 years of age.
In 2014 he was about to retire because of pain from a relentless injury, but came back from it.
His career-best high jump as of July 2016 was 2.29 m, in Schifflange, Luxembourg, in August 2015. That met the International Association of Athletics Federations Olympic qualifying standard.
- The Lounge - Business & Innovation - Jerusalem Post
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Israeli Olympic profiles: Dmitry Kroyter - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
- http://eiger.tripod.com/profiles/kroyter.html[permanent dead link]
- Track and Field / Israeli Championships / High jumper Kroyter aims to qualify for London - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.com
- Father figure - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.com
- Kroyter jumps back into picture as high-flying Israeli phenom - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
- Father figure: Dmitriy Kroyter and Anatoly Shafran
- "Eight to watch at the European Juniors". Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012.
- Dmitriy KROYTER | Profile | iaaf.org
- Road to Rio: JLife's Olympics Preview - JLife
- 73rd Israel Athletics Championships / Profile / At just 16, high jumper already has full-grown Olympic dreams - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.com
- Sinai Says: Five athletes with five backgrounds represent Israel at worlds - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
- At just 17, Kroyter taking Israeli athletics to new heights - Sports - Jerusalem Post
- Athletics / Kroyter leaps to Israel's third gold - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.com
- "At just 17, Kroyter taking Israeli athletics to new heights". The Jerusalem Post.
- Nationals gold not enough for Kroyter, Muchkayev - Sports - Jerusalem Post
- Athletics: Knyazyeva-Minenko targets medal at Euro Championships - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
- Kroyter suffers early high jump exit | Jewish News
- "Olympics-Athletics-Men's high jump qualification results"