Richard Spiegelburg

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Richard Spiegelburg
Richard Spiegelburg (2007).jpg
Richard Spiegelburg, 2007
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Germany
Gold medal – first place 1999 Palma de Mallorca Pole Vault

Richard Spiegelburg (born 12 August 1977 in Georgsmarienhütte, Lower Saxony) is a German pole vaulter. He is the older brother of Silke Spiegelburg.


He won the 1999 Summer Universiade and finished fourth at the 2000 European Indoor Athletics Championships. He then finished sixth at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton and eighth at the 2002 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Vienna.

After failing to progress from the qualifying round at the 2002 European Championships he fell out of the international spotlight for some years, but returned in 2005 with a fourth place at the Universiade. In 2006 he finished thirteenth at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg.

His personal best jump is 5.85 metres, achieved in June 2001 in Stuttgart. This ranks him eighth among German pole vaulters.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st 5.60 m
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 5.60 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 4th 5.60 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 5.75 m
Universiade Beijing, China NM
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 8th 5.40 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 13th (q) 5.45 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France NM
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 4th 5.60 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 13th 5.40 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2007. Retrieved April 4, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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