Rolf Beilschmidt

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Rolf Beilschmidt clearing 2.25 m in 1977

Rolf Beilschmidt (born 8 August 1953 in Jena) is a retired East German high jumper.

Beilschmidt represented the sports club SC Motor Jena, and became East German champion in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1981.[1]

Beilschmidt's personal best high jump was 2.31 metres, achieved in August 1977 in Helsinki.[2]

Beilschmidt shares the decathlon world record in high jump with Christian Schenk at 2.27 m.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 6th [3]
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 6th [4]
Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 7th
1977 European Indoor Championships San Sebastián, Spain 2nd
1978 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 2nd
European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 3rd


Preceded by
East Germany Waldemar Cierpinski
East German Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
East Germany Udo Beyer