1984 Olympic champ Mogenburg jumps 5-10 at age 47

Dietmar dinked over 5-10 3/4.

Former world record holder and Olympic champ Dietmar Mögenburg of Germany made a laid-back comeback yesterday. Jumping indoors, he cleared 1.80 meters (5-10 3/4) at the Auto Lounge Comeback meet in Gothenburg, Sweden. Video also was shot of some of the jumpers. The IAAF reported: “The technique of 47-year-old Mögenburg was seen to be exactly the same as in 1984 when he won the Los Angeles Olympic title with 2.35m. In his comeback in Gothenburg, he had an awesome jump over 1.80m and then he waited till 1.96 (6-5), a height at which he was close to but could not quite make.” (The listed M45 WR is 2.04/6-8 1/4 by Italy’s Marco Segatel.) The IAAF says German great Carlo Thränhardt had planned to shoot for the M50 WR of 2.00 (6-6 3/4) but “injured himself the day before the event and could not take part.” Drat. Maybe later, Carlo!

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November 20, 2008

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  1. phil duphrain - November 20, 2008

    Yeah there are 3 guys in the USA that are over 45 that cleared 1.80m. and Vandzant cleared 1.92m. So your point was?

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