Gerd Nagel

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Gerd Nagel
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Born 22 October 1957

Gerd Nagel (born 22 October 1957 in Sulingen, Lower Saxony) is a retired West German high jumper.


He won the 1979 University Games and finished fourteenth at the 1987 World Championships. At the European Indoor Championships he won the silver in 1983 and a bronze in 1990,[1] and finished fourth in 1982[2] and thirteenth in 1988.[3]

He represented the sports team LG Frankfurt and became West German champion in 1979.[4]

His personal best jump was 2.35 metres, achieved in August 1988 in Forbach. This result ranks him fifth among German high jumpers, behind Carlo Thränhardt, Gerd Wessig, Dietmar Mögenburg and Martin Buß. He had a better indoor jump with 2.36 metres, achieved in March 1989 in Sulingen.[5] The Internationales Hochsprung-Meeting Eberstadt in June 1979, when Nagel, Thränhardt and Mögenburg improved the West German record from 2.26 m to 2.30 m, marked the first time three jumpers had cleared this height in the same competition.