Dietmar Mögenburg

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).

International competitionsEdit

  • 10-time West German High Jump Champion (1980–85, 1987–90)
  • 5-time West German Indoor High Jump Champion (1979–81, 1984, 1989)
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   West Germany
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 1st 2.31 m
Liberty Bell Classic Philadelphia, United States 3rd 2.22 m
1981 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 3rd 2.25 m
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 1st 2.34 m
European Championships Athens, Greece 1st 2.30 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 2.29 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 2.33 m
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 1st 2.35 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 2.34 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 2.28 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 2.35 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.37 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th 2.34 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 1st 2.33 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 2.35 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 3rd 2.30 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th 2.31 m
Representing   Germany
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 27th (q) 2.15 m

Note: Result with a q, indicates overall position in qualifying round.

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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