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Ulrike Meyfarth

Full name: Ulrike Meyfarth (-Nasse)
Gender: Female
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 4, 1956 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: LG Rhein-Ville, (GER) / ASV Köln, Köln (GER) / Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Ulrike Meyfarth was a skier before turning to athletics. She won the 1972 Olympic high jump when only 16-years-old, still the youngest Olympic high jump champion, and when she returned to win again in 1984 at Los Angeles, she became, at the time, the oldest Olympic high jump champion. Although she competed at Montreal in 1976 she did not qualify for the final round. In 1983 Meyfarth was runner-up at the World Championships and she won the 1981 World Cup. Outdoors, Meyfarth took part in four European Championships, winning in 1982 after not making the final in 1971, and placing seventh in1974 and fifth in 1978. She competed in five European Indoor Championships, winning twice, in 1982 and 1984. She won 16 national titles, and also bettered the world record three times, with a best of 2.03 metres in 1983.

Meyfarth was a very popular sportswoman in West Germany. She was elected Sportswoman of the Year in 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984, received the 1983 Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award, was awarded the 1984 BAMBI TV-prize, the 1972 Sports Badge of North Rhine Westphalia, and in November 1999 was appointed to the IAAF Athletes Commission. In February 1987 she married the lawyer and former handball player Roland-Frank Nasse. She studied as a sports teacher and works as a coach at her home club TSVB Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In 2004, the former "Jahn Stadion" in Wesseling was renamed as the "Ulrike Meyfarth Stadium". In 2011 Meyfarth was inducted into the German Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.03 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics Women's High Jump West Germany FRG 1 Gold
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Women's High Jump West Germany FRG 22T QR
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Women's High Jump West Germany FRG 1 Gold OR

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1 =WR 1.92 0 1 9
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.66 metres NP =WR p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.71 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.76 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.71
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.79 metres 1T o 0 0 2 1.76
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.82 metres 1T o 0 0 3 1.79
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.85 metres 1T o 0 0 4 1.82
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.88 metres 1T o 0 0 5 1.85
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 6 1.88
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.92 metres 1 xo 1 1 8 1.90
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.94 metres 1 =WR o 0 1 9 1.92
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Final 1.94 metres 1 xxx 0 1 9 1.92
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 6T QU 1.76 0 0 4
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 5T 1.76 0 0 4
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.60 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.65 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.65
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.70 metres 6T o 0 0 2 1.70
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.73 metres 6T o 0 0 3 1.73
1972 Summer 16 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.76 metres 5T o 0 0 4 1.76
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 22T 1.78 0 1 4
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 14T 1.78 0 1 4
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.70 metres 13T xo 1 1 2 1.70
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.75 metres 12T o 0 1 3 1.75
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.78 metres 11T o 0 1 4 1.78
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 1.80 metres 14T xxx 0 1 4 1.78
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1 OR 2.02 0 1
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.75 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1.80
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.85 metres 1T o 0 0 1.85
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.88 metres 1T o 0 0 1.88
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.91 metres 1T o 0 0 1.91
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.94 metres 1T o 0 0 1.94
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 1.97 metres 1T OR xo 1 1 1.97
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 2.00 metres 1T OR o 0 1 2.00
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 2.02 metres 1 OR o 0 1 2.02
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Round 2.07 metres 1 xxx 0 1 2.02
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.90 0 0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.90 0 0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1.70 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1.75 metres 1T o 0 0 1.75
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1.80
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1.84 metres 1T o 0 0 1.84
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1.87 metres 1T o 0 0 1.87
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1.90
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