marked a great year for Robbie Grabarz, a promising junior, ESSA bronze
medallist in 2005. Robbie waited for the right time, and what better time than
the Olympics Games to produce his best performance.
was dropped from funding in 2011, and contemplated quitting athletics to take
up his dream job of restoring classic cars. He decided to continue with
athletics, and made an international breakthrough in 2012 jumping 2.34m indoors
at the Internationals Springer meeting in Germany.
also won gold at the 2012 European
Athletics Championships, with a jump of 2.31m and
became the first British high jumper to win the European title since 1950 in
also won a series of Diamond Leagues where he was seen notably wearing the
Newham and Essex Beagles vest.
personal best is 2.37 metres, a mark set at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting
on 23 August 2012.Robbie
ended a great season with a Bronze medal at the biggest event of the 2012
Athletics calendar, the Olympic Games.
next target is to break the British High Jump record of 2.38m, which he is more
than capable of and in fact he is actually aiming higher and wants to jump in the