Julia Mächtig

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Julia Mächtig
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Mächtig competing at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1986-01-01) January 1, 1986 (age 31)
Rostock, Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Country  Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Heptathlon, long jump
Coached by Klaus Baarck
Updated on 4 August 2012.

Julia Mächtig (born 1 January 1986 in Rostock) is a German heptathlete. She has a personal best of 6430 points for the event.[1]

She began competing in heptathlon competitions from a young age. She placed eighth at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Athletics then won her first international medals as a junior athlete, taking bronze at the 2004 World Junior Championships and silver at the 2005 European Athletics Junior Championships. She won the German senior long jump title in 2006. In the 2007 season she won her first national heptathlon title and placed third at the 2007 European Athletics U23 Championships. She also made her senior international debut at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships, where she came ninth in the women's pentathlon.[1]

Mächtig represented Germany at the World Championships in Athletics in 2009, 2011 and 2013. She placed ninth with 6265 points on her debut outing, but was less successful in 2011 with her 17th-place finish.[1] In 2012 she won the Mehrkampf-Meeting Ratingen with a personal best score of 6341 points, which included a long jump best of 6.49 metres.[2] In 2013, she improved her personal best at the Ratingen meet.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 3rd Heptathlon 5679 pts
2006 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 17th Heptathlon 5862 pts
2007 European Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 9th Pentathlon 4414 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 12th Heptathlon 6077 pts
European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 3rd Heptathlon 6151 pts
2008 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 8th Heptathlon 6282 pts
2009 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Heptathlon 6320 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th Heptathlon 6265 pts
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 17th Heptathlon 6095 pts


  1. ^ a b c Machtig, Julia. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  2. ^ Wenig, Jörg (2012-06-16). Bourrada breaks African record in Ratingen, Day 2 - IAAF Combined Events Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.

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