Tim Lobinger

Tim Lobinger (born 3 September 1972 in Rheinbach, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a retired German pole vaulter.

Tim Lobinger
Tim Lobinger in 2007
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Germany
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Birmingham Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Moscow Pole vault
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Budapest Pole vault
Silver medal – second place 2006 Gothenburg Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Munich Pole vault
European Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Valencia Pole vault
Gold medal – first place 2002 Vienna Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Madrid Pole vault

His discipline is pole vault and he has been an elite competitor since the 1990s. His best results came in 1997 and 1999 when he jumped over 6.00 meters.[1][2] His best medals so far have been silver at the 1998 European Athletics Championships and the 2006 European Athletics Championships. He has also won bronze at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Success has eluded him at the Olympics however. In Atlanta in 1996 he placed seventh. In Sydney in 2000 he achieved 13th, and in Athens in 2004, eleventh. At the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki he jumped over only 5.50 meters, well under his abilities.

Lobinger completed a decathlon in 1999 and cleared 5.76 m in the pole vault – a decathlon best for the ten-event contest.[3]

Lobinger was married to triple jumper Petra Lobinger (born Laux) from 1994 to 2003. He is the father of two children with her, Fee (born 1995) and Tyger (born 1998), as well as of a son born in 2016 with Alina Lobinger (born Baumann) with whom he is separated since 2017.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   West Germany
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 20th (q) 4.70 m
Representing   Germany
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 32nd (q) 5.35 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France NM
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 21st (q) 5.40 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 18th (q) 5.50 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 5.40 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 6th 5.65 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 7th 5.80 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 5.75 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 5.80 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 5.80 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 5.81 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 5.70 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 8th NM
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 13th 5.50 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 5.75 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 5.80 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 5.80 m
World Championships Paris, France 5th 5.80 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 5.70 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 11th 5.55 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd 5.80 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 5.50 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 5.60 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 5.65 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 5th 5.51 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 5.81 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th 5.70 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 16th (q) 5.55 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 8th 5.41 m

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "National Lists of Germany (Men)". apulanta.fi. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  2. ^ "All-time men's best pole vault (indoor jumps)". alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (2013-09-12). Eaton and Melnychenko lead Talence fields, Lavillenie to make Decathlon debut – IAAF Combined Events Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-09-12.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Dmitriy Markov
Men's Pole vault Best Year Performance
alongside Jeff Hartwig (USA)

Succeeded by
  Romain Mesnil