Kestutis Sapka

Kęstutis Šapka (born November 15, 1949) is a retired Lithuanian high jumper who represented the Soviet Union. He trained at Dynamo in Vilnius. Šapka was inspired to become a professional high jumper after the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and became one of the early adopters of Fosbury Flop.[1] He retired due to recurring injuries.[1] After retirement, he works a trainer in Vilnius. In 2007, he was ranked as top 18 trainer in track and field athletics.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1971 European Indoor Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 6th
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st
1972 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 2nd
Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany 12th
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st
European Championships Rome, Italy 2nd


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