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.

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)


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).

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Preceded by
  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
  Gerd Wessig
Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Vladimir Yashchenko
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Gerd Wessig