Voigt in 1976
|Birth name||Angela Schmalfeld|
18 May 1951|
Weferlingen, Bezirk Magdeburg
|Died||10 April 2013
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
She was born in Weferlingen. Voigt was originally a pentathlete, and finished third and second at the East German championships in 1972 and 1973. Because of injuries she eventually concentrated on the long jump only. She finished fourth at the 1974 European Championships.
Voigt set a long jump world record of 6.92 metres at Dresden in May 1976 but it was broken ten days later by Siegrun Siegl. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics Siegl finished fifth while Voigt won the gold with a leap of 6.72 metres. Kathy McMillan, who eventually finished second, had a longer jump which was deemed a foul.
At the 1978 European Championships Voigt won a silver medal, having given birth to a son the previous year. 6.92 m remained her career best jump, and today this places her ninth on the German all-time performers list, behind Heike Drechsler, Helga Radtke, Sabine Paetz, Brigitte Wujak, Birgit Großhennig, Susen Tiedtke, Siegrun Siegl and Christine Schima.
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|Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
May 9, 1976 – July 26, 1976