ANDREA MÁTAY

HIGH JUMPER • HUNGARY • 1955

Universiade winner and six-time Hungarian champion, world record holder athlete

Best results

Personal best:

194 cm
1979, Mexico City
(outdoor)

198 cm WR
1979, Budapest
(indoor)

1x World Record holder
(1x indoor)

Universiade:

1x 1. place
1979, Mexico City: 194 cm

Indoor European Championships: 

1x 1. place
1979, Wien: 192 cm

1x 2. place
1980, Sindelfingen: 1980

Hungarian Championships:

6x 1. place
1973: 181 cm
1975: 181 cm
1977: 185 cm
1978: 185 cm
1979: 190 cm
1985: 187 cm

6x 2. place
1976, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988

1x 3. place
1982

SHOES OF THE FORMER INDOOR WORLD RECORD HOLDER HUNGARIAN HIGH JUMPER

The personal story of museum founder János Angyal about this pair of sport shoes

We have been friends with Andrea since she was a competitor. With her personal best of 198 centimetres she was the World Record Holder of indoor high jump. Later on, as the professional writer at Nemzeti Sport (National Sports news journal), she always reported on the jumping galas.

Enikő Erős, daughter of Andrea, competed at the last Jumping Gala in 2010 and finished at the fifth place with 174 centimetres. That was when Andrea gave me her legendary spikes.

FROM THE JUMPING GALA ARCHIVES

Andrea Mátay’s jump over an A-P RECORD crossbar