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Michał Haratyk (born 10 April 1992 in Cieszyn) is a Polish athlete specialising in the shot put.[2]

Michał Haratyk
Michał Haratyk Pedro's Cup Łódź 2016.jpg
Michał Haratyk in 2016
Personal information
Born (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27)
Cieszyn, Poland
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight136 kg (300 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Shot put
ClubKS AZS AWF Kraków
KS Sprinter Bielsko-Biała
Coached byPiotr Galon

CareerEdit

He made his international debut at the 2016 World Indoor Championships where he finished distant fourteenth despite having the third-farthest throw that indoor season. Later that year he achieved his biggest success to date by winning the silver medal in Amsterdam at the 2016 European Championships. His Olympic debut, however, was not as successful as he failed to qualify for the final at the Rio Games a month later.

He achieved 21.97 metres outdoors at the 2018 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene.[3] His personal best indoors is 21.47 metres (Toruń, 2018). In 2018, he set the new Polish record in shot put by achieving 22.08 metres at the Golden Spike Ostrava meeting.[4] In 2019, he beat his previous record by achieving 22.32 metres at a sports meeting in Warsaw, which makes it the best result by a European shot putter in 21st century and moves him to fifth on the European outdoor all-time list.[5]

Haratyk's older brother, Łukasz, was also a shot putter.

Competition recordEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Obrotny kulomiot" (in Polish). Dziennik Polski. 2014-09-19.
  2. ^ Michał Haratyk at IAAF
  3. ^ "Michał Haratyk liderem w Europie. "To dla mnie duże zaskoczenie, bo na treningach nie potrafię pchać"". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "Haratyk sets Polish shot put record of 22.08m in Ostrava". Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  5. ^ "Haratyk smashes Polish shot put record with 22.32m in Warsaw". Retrieved 2019-07-29.