Dietmar Mögenburg

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Dietmar Mögenburg
Personal information
Born (1961-08-15) 15 August 1961 (age 53)
Leverkusen, West Germany
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 80 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 2.36 m
2.39 m (indoor)

Dietmar Mögenburg (born August 15, 1961 in Leverkusen) is a former (West) German high jumper who won gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and at the 1982 European Championships in Athletics in Athens.


On May 26, 1980, at the age of 18, Mögenburg jumped 2.35 m which tied the world outdoor record set by Jacek Wszoła of Poland. At the time, this mark also established a new world outdoor junior record. He would later establish a new world indoor mark of 2.39 m on February 24, 1985, in Cologne, Germany.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 1st 2.30 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 2.29 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 1st 2.35 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 2.29 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 2.35 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th 2.34 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.35 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th 2.31 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2.15 m

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Preceded by
Poland Jacek Wszola
Men's High Jump World Record Holder
equalled the 2.35 mark by Jacek Wszola (POL)

1980-05-26 – 1980-08-01
Succeeded by
East Germany Gerd Wessig
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Soviet Union Vladimir Yashchenko
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
East Germany Gerd Wessig