Gregor Cankar

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Gregor Cankar (born January 25, 1975 in Celje) is a Slovenian track and field athlete competing in long jump who won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. He finished sixth at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

His personal best jump is Slovene record, 8.40 metres, achieved in 1997 in his hometown Celje.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Slovenia
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 20th (q) 7.28 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 16th (q) 7.01 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 8.04 m w (wind: +3.1 m/s)
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 23rd (q) 7.62 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 19th (q) 7.65 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden NM
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 8.18 m (w)
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 4th 8.01 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 8.11 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 7th 8.02 m
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 8.00 m
World Championships Athens, Greece NM
Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd 8.11 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 8.00 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th 8.28 m
World Championships Sevilla, Spain 3rd 8.36 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 5th 7.94 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 15th (q) 7.98 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada NM
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia NM
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 9th (q) 7.88 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 15th (q) 7.64 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 39th (q) 7.32 m