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Tibor Ordina (17 March 1971 – 12 April 2016) was a Hungarian athlete who specialized in the long jump and triple jump. Born in Budapest, Ordina stood at 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) tall, and during his active career he weighed 73 kilograms (161 lb).[1]

Long jumpEdit

In the long jump he finished eleventh at the 1994 European Indoor Championships.[2] He also competed at the 1993 World Indoor Championships,[1] the 1993 World Championships and the 1994 European Championships without reaching the final.[citation needed] He was Hungarian long jump champion in 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1998, rivalling with János Uzsoki,[3] and was indoor champion in 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1999.[4] His personal best jump was 8.04 metres, achieved in August 1993 in Budapest.[5]

Triple jumpEdit

In the triple jump he finished eighth at the 1997 World Indoor Championships.[1] He also competed at the 1996 Olympic Games[6] and the 1997 World Championships without reaching the final.[1] He became the Hungarian indoor champion in triple jump champion in 1996, 1997 and 1999.[4] His personal best jump was 16.90 metres, achieved in June 1996 in Budapest.[7]

Illness and deathEdit

Tibor Ordina was diagnosed with Brain tumour in 2004. He had his first operation in May 2011, where a large portion of his tumour was removed and the small part that remained did not grow. However, it began growing in late 2014, to a size which was larger than previously, requiring a second operation in May 2015, 4 years after his first operation. Despite the operation, his tumour was deemed terminal. His condition remained stagnant for the rest of 2015, but worsened in early 2016. He died in Budapest on April 12, 2016, aged 45, with his funeral being held on April 26th. [8]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Hungary
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 20th (q) Long jump 7.25 m
16th Triple jump 14.93 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) Long jump 7.52 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 33rd Triple jump 16.04 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Tibor Ordina at IAAF
  2. ^ "1994 European Indoor Championships, men's long jump final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Hungarian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Hungarian Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  5. ^ "World men's all-time best long jump (last updated 2001)". Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Tibor Ordina". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  7. ^ "World men's all-time best triple jump (last updated 2001)". Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  8. ^ Blikk-információ (13 April 2016). "Elhunyt Ordina Tibor, a magyar bajnok atléta agydaganattal küzdött". Blikk.hu.