Andrei Tivontchik
Personal information
Native nameАндрэй Цівончык
NationalityGerman
Born (1970-07-13) 13 July 1970 (age 51)
Gorkiy, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Country Belarus
 Germany
SportAthletics
Event(s)Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5.95 m (1996)
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Pole vault

Andrei Tivontchik (Belarusian: Андрэй Цівончык; born 13 July 1970, in Gorkiy) is a former German pole vaulter. He was Olympic bronze medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Tivontchik grew up in the Soviet Union and became a Belarusian citizen after the Soviet dissolution. In 1993 he moved to Germany and became a German citizen. Beginning with the 1994 European Championships he started for the German team. Tivontchik could not take part in the 2000 Olympics and retired in 2001.

His personal best is 5.95 metres, achieved in 1996.

After working as trainer of the national pole vault team of Qatar, Tivontchik returned to Germany in 2004 where he is working as a trainer at LAZ Zweibrücken.

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