Piotr Lisek (born 16 August 1992) is a Polish athlete specialising in the pole vault. He won bronze medals at the 2015 and 2019 World Championships and the silver medal at the 2017 World Championships. He is the first Polish vaulter to jump over 6 meters.
Lisek in 2015
|Born||16 August 1992|
Duszniki, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb))|
|Coached by||Marcin Szczepański (2015–)|
|Achievements and titles|
Lisek began his career as a high jumper, but later switched to pole vault, having decided he was too short for his original event. He was coached by Vyacheslav Kalinichenko, who also trained Monika Pyrek, one of the most successful Polish female pole vaulters.
At the 2012 Polish Championships, he tested positive for an illegal substance, methylhexanamine, and was banned for six months. The athlete stated that he took the substance unknowingly in an energy drink and even listed it with the supplements he was using before the anti-doping control, which contributed to the reduced period of suspension.
Lisek's international debut was at the 2013 European Indoor Championships where he did not go through the qualifying round. Also at the 2013 European U23 Championships, he did not manage to reach the final. His big breakthrough came in 2014, when he jumped 5.77 metres in the indoor season. However, despite regularly jumping over 5.75 metres, he did not make the team for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, which took place in Poland, after no marking at the national championships. He had more success in the outdoor season, jumping 5.82 metres and finishing sixth at the 2014 European Championships. 2015 proved to be even more successful for the Polish vaulter with a new national indoor record of 5.90 metres and the bronze at the 2015 European Indoor Championships, his first international medal.
In February 2017, Lisek improved his personal record and jumped to a new Polish record, clearing 6.00 meters in Potsdam competition. Thus he became the 10th vaulter in history to clear 6.00 meters indoors. On 5 July 2019, during IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Lisek cleared 6.01 meters, setting new Polish record and becoming the first Polish pole vaulter to clear 6 meters outdoors. One week later, he improved this record to 6.02 meters during a meeting in Monaco.
|2013||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||12th (q)||5.50 m|
|European U23 Championships||Tampere, Finland||17th (q)||5.20 m|
|2014||European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||6th||5.65 m|
|2015||European Indoor Championships||Prague, Czech Republic||3rd||5.85 m|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||3rd||5.80 m|
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, Oregon||3rd||5.75 m|
|European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||4th||5.50 m|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||4th||5.75 m|
|2017||European Indoor Championships||Belgrade, Serbia||1st||5.85 m|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||2nd||5.89 m|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||3rd||5.85 m|
|European Championships||Berlin, Germany||4th||5.90 m|
|2019||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||2nd||5.85 m|
|World Championships||Doha, Qatar||3rd||5.87 m|
- Skok o tyczce. Rekordowy skok Piotra Liska (in Polish)
- Lekkoatletyczne HME. Lisek: Nie powinienem skakać o tyczce tak wysoko (in Polish)
- Piotr Lisek at IAAF
- "Lisek improves to 6.02m in Monaco – IAAF Diamond League". International Association of Athletics Federations. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Lisek joins the six-metre club in Potsdam – indoor round-up". International Association of Athletics Federations. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- IAAF newsletter
- Norbert Rokita, prezes OSoT Szczecin: Doping? Nie, głupota (in Polish)
- "Lisek tops six meters in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League". International Association of Athletics Federations. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.