Susanne Beyer

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Susanne Beyer
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1987-0208-011, Susanne Beyer-Helm.jpg
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  East Germany
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Rome High jump

Susanne Beyer, née Helm (born 24 June 1961 in Suhl) is a retired East German high jumper.


She finished seventh at the 1983 World Championships and fourth at the 1986 European Championships. She began the 1987 season well with a win at the Hochsprung mit Musik meeting, taking the title with a leap of 2.00 m. She maintained her form indoors and won the silver medal at the 1987 World Indoor Championships with a lifetime best of 2.02 metres. Her season peaked with a bronze medal at the 1987 World Championships, scoring a lifetime outdoor best of 1.99 metres. At the European Indoor Championships she won the silver in 1985 and a bronze in 1987.

She represented the sports team SC Dynamo Berlin and became East German champion in 1983, 1985 and 1987.[1]

Her outdoor personal best jump of 1.99 metres ranks her eighth among German high jumpers, behind Ariane Friedrich (2.06), Heike Henkel (2.05), Ulrike Meyfarth (2.03), Heike Balck (2.01), Alina Astafei (2.01), Rosemarie Ackermann (2.00) and Daniela Rath (2.00) and joint with Kerstin Brandt.[2] Her indoor best of 2.02 m, ranks her fourth on the German all-time indoor list, behind Henkel (2.07), Friedrich (2.05) amd Astafei (2.04).

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