Dietmar Mögenburg

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Dietmar Mögenburg
Personal information
Born (1961-08-15) 15 August 1961 (age 58)
Leverkusen, West Germany
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2.36 m
2.39 m (indoor)

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


On 26 May 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 reached his outdoor peak on 10 June 1984 when he cleared 2.36 m in Eberstadt, in a competition won by Zhu Jianhua with a world record of 2.39 m. Mögenburg would later establish a new world indoor mark of 2.39 m on 14 February 1985 in Cologne. As of 2015, the only German to have jumped higher is his 1980s rival Carlo Thränhardt, who cleared 2.37 m outdoors (1984) and 2.42 m indoors (1988).

International competitions[edit]

  • 10-time West German High Jump Champion (1980–85, 1987–90)
  • 5-time West German Indoor High Jump Champion (1979–81, 1984, 1989)
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  West Germany
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 1st 2.31 m
Liberty Bell Classic Philadelphia, United States 3rd 2.22 m
1981 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 3rd 2.25 m
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 1st 2.34 m
European Championships Athens, Greece 1st 2.30 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 2.29 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 2.33 m
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 1st 2.35 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 2.34 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 2.28 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 2.35 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.37 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th 2.34 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 1st 2.33 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.35 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 3rd 2.30 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th 2.31 m
Representing  Germany
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 27th (q) 2.15 m

Note: Result with a q, indicates overall position in qualifying round.

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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