Angela Voigt

Angela Voigt, née Schmalfeld (18 May 1951 – 11 April 2013) was an East German long jumper.

Angela Voigt
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Voigt in 1976
Personal information
Birth nameAngela Schmalfeld
NationalityEast German
Born(1951-05-18)18 May 1951
Weferlingen, Bezirk Magdeburg
Died11 April 2013(2013-04-11) (aged 61)
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
ClubSC Magdeburg

BiographyEdit

Voigt was born in Weferlingen, in what was then East Germany, on 18 May 1951. She was originally a pentathlete, and finished third and second at the East German championships in 1972 and 1973.[1] Because of injuries she eventually concentrated on the long jump only. She finished fourth at the 1974 European Championships. Voigt set a long jump world record of 6.92 metres at Dresden in May 1976 but it was broken ten days later by Siegrun Siegl. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics Siegl finished fourth while Voigt won the gold with a leap of 6.72 metres. Kathy McMillan, who eventually finished second, had a longer jump which was deemed a foul.

At the 1978 European Championships Voigt won a silver medal, having given birth to a son the previous year. 6.92 m remained her career best jump, and today this places her ninth on the German all-time performers list, behind Heike Drechsler, Helga Radtke, Sabine Paetz, Brigitte Wujak, Birgit Großhennig, Susen Tiedtke, Siegrun Siegl and Christine Schima.[2] She competed for the sports club SC Magdeburg during her active career and retired in 1982. On 11 April 2013, she died following a short, severe illness.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ East German championships - women's pentathlon/heptathlon
  2. ^ Microsoft Word - Ewige DLV-Bestenliste.doc Archived 2007-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Weitsprung: Montreal-Olympiasiegerin Voigt gestorben". Spiegel Online. 15 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Angela Voigt" (in German). volksstimme.de. April 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by
Incumbent
Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
May 9, 1976 – July 26, 1976
Succeeded by
  Siegrun Siegl