Heike Henkel (German pronunciation: [ˈhaɪ̯kə ˈhɛŋkl̩] (listen); born Heike Redetzky on 5 May 1964) is a German former athlete competing in high jump. She was Olympic, World and European champion. She won the high jump gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
|1992 Barcelona||High jump|
|1991 Tokyo||High jump|
|World Indoor Championships|
|1991 Sevilla||High jump|
|1993 Toronto||High jump|
|1989 Budapest||High jump|
|1995 Barcelona||High jump|
|1990 Split||High jump|
Henkel was born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein. Having competed for West Germany at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988, she emerged as the world's leading female high jumper of the early 1990s. As well as her Olympic triumph, Henkel won World, World Indoor, European and European Indoor titles. She is one of only two female high jumpers in history to have won all five titles, the other being Stefka Kostadinova. She was also very successful at the Hochsprung mit Musik meeting, taking the title three times consecutively from 1991 to 1993 and securing a record fourth win in 1995.
Note: Henkel was forced to withdraw from the 1993 World Championship final due to injury, having cleared 1.90 m in the qualifying round.
- Heike Henkel at World Athletics
- Heike Henkel at the International Olympic Committee
- Heike Redetzky-Henkel at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
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