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Igor Paklin

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Name  Igor Paklin

Role  Olympic athlete
Igor Paklin competing in the high jump while wearing a white and red jersey

Born  15 June 1963 (age 58), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Similar  Mutaz Essa Barshim, Javier Sotomayor, Stefan Holm

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Igor Vasilyevich Paklin (Russian: Игорь Васильевич Паклин; born 15 June 1963 in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR) is a retired Kyrgyz athlete who represented USSR and later Kyrgyzstan. He trained at Armed Forces sports society in Frunze.


Igor Paklin competing in the high jump while wearing a red jersey with the number 425 and white shorts

Competing in the high jump, he won the 1987 World Indoor Championships as well as a silver medal at the 1987 World Championships for the USSR. His personal best jump of 2.41 metres (7.9 feet) was also the world record from 4 September 1985 to 30 June 1987, when Patrik Sjöberg beat it by one centimetre. His leap of 2.41 m (7 ft 11 in) places him as the fifth-highest jumper in history. Like all modern high jumpers, Paklin used the Fosbury Flop style, and he was the first to do so jumping off his right leg.

In 1996, Paklin was imprisoned for beating a business partner to death.

Igor paklin 2 41 rm salto de altura kobe 4 sept 1985


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