Hochsprung mit Musik

The Hochsprung mit Musik (English: High Jump with Music) is an annual indoor high jump meeting which takes place in February in Arnstadt, Germany.

Hochsprung mit Musik
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Susanne Beyer en route to winning the 1987 high jump meeting
DateEarly February
LocationArnstadt, Germany Germany
Event typeHigh jump
Established1977
Official siteHochsprung mit Musik

First held in 1977, the meeting began as a competition between mainly East German athletes. Following the Re-unification of Germany in 1990, the competition became international and attracted athletes such as Olympic and World champion Charles Austin and Olympic silver medallist Alina Astafei. Both the world record holders (Javier Sotomayor and Stefka Kostadinova) have taken part in, and won, the meeting.[1]

The Hochsprung mit Musik gets its name from the fact that music is played in the Sporthalle am Jahn-sportpark while athletes take their jump. It is used as a way of both building suspense and mirroring the steady rhythm needed by athletes to achieve a high jump.

The competition received greater exposure from the 2000s onwards as the winning athletes' jumps were of a significant height. This was exemplified by Kajsa Bergqvist's winning jump in 2006 of 2.08 metres – an indoor world record for the event and second only to Kostadinova's current world record of 2.09 m.[2][3] Blanka Vlašić's win in 2010 with 2.06 m was the joint third highest indoor jump.[4] A number of other indoor jumps by female athletes remain within the top 30 highest of all time,[5] and jumps by male athletes frequently make the year's indoor best lists.[6]

Past winnersEdit

 
Rosemarie Ackermann won the women's title in 1980.
Andrea Bienias (above) and Rolf Beilschmidt (below) each won the competition three times.

Key:   Meeting record

Year Men's winner Mark (m) Women's winner Mark (m)
1977   Henry Lauterbach (GDR) 2.15   Martina Baumbach (GDR) 1.70
1978   Rolf Beilschmidt (GDR) 2.18   Almut Berg (GDR) 1.75
1979   Henry Lauterbach (GDR) 2.26   Kristine Nitzsche (GDR) 1.86
1980   Henry Lauterbach (GDR) 2.23   Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 1.94
1981   Rolf Beilschmidt (GDR) 2.24   Andrea Bienias (GDR) 1.87
1982   Rolf Beilschmidt (GDR) 2.20   Andrea Bienias (GDR) 1.90
1983   Carsten Siebert (GDR) 2.20   Susanne Helm (GDR) 1.87
1984   Gerd Wessig (GDR) 2.27   Heike Grabe (GDR) 1.88
1985   Georgi Gadiev (BUL) 2.22   Susanne Helm (GDR) 1.95
1986   Gerd Wessig (GDR) 2.28   Andrea Bienias (GDR) 1.97
1987   Mathias Grebenstein (GDR) 2.24   Susanne Beyer (GDR) 2.00
1988   Gerd Wessig (GDR) 2.28   Kerstin Kraeft (GDR) 1.86
1989   Gerd Wessig (GDR) 2.24   Britta Vörös (GDR) 1.84
1990   Carlo Thränhardt (FRG) 2.30   Angela Barylla (GDR) 1.85
1991   Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.30   Heike Henkel (GER) 1.99
1992   Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.34   Heike Henkel (GER) 1.98
1993   Charles Austin (USA) 2.35   Heike Henkel (GER) 2.00
1994   Ralf Sonn (GER) 2.31   Alina Astafei (ROU) 1.97
1995   Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.31   Heike Henkel (GER) 1.95
1996   Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.36   Alina Astafei (ROU) 2.02
  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL)
1997   Wolfgang Kreissig (GER) 2.30   Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 1.96
1998   Charles Austin (USA) 2.30   Amy Acuff (USA) 1.93
1999   Tomáš Janků (CZE) 2.31   Monica Iagăr (ROU) 1.96
2000   Vyacheslav Voronin (RUS) 2.34   Vita Styopina (UKR) 1.94
2001   Andriy Sokolovsky (UKR) 2.35   Vita Palamar (UKR) 1.96
2002   Pyotr Brayko (RUS) 2.31   Marina Kuptsova (RUS) 2.00
2003   Stefan Holm (SWE) 2.36   Marina Kuptsova (RUS) 2.02
2004   Stefan Holm (SWE) 2.36   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.04
2005   Jaroslav Rybakov (RUS) 2.37   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.00
2006   Jaroslav Rybakov (RUS) 2.37   Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.08 WR
2007   Jaroslav Rybakov (RUS) 2.38   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 1.98
2008   Andrey Silnov (RUS) 2.37   Blanka Vlašić (CRO) 2.03
2009   Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.36   Ariane Friedrich (GER) 2.02
2010   Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.35   Blanka Vlašić (CRO) 2.06
2011   Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.34   Svetlana Shkolina (RUS) 1.95
2012   Aleksey Dmitrik (RUS) 2.30   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.06
2013   Aleksey Dmitrik (RUS) 2.36   Tia Hellebaut (BEL) 1.96
2014   Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.40   Kamila Lićwinko (POL) 2.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Hochsprung-Mosaik Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine. Hochsprung mit Musik. Retrieved on 2010-02-09.
  2. ^ Bergqvist joy at breaking record. BBC Sport (2006-02-05). Retrieved on 2010-02-09.
  3. ^ 2.08 World Record for Bergqvist in Arnstadt!. IAAF (2006-02-04). Retrieved on 2010-02-09.
  4. ^ Blanka Vlašic flies high in Arnstadt[permanent dead link]. European Athletics (2010-02-07). Retrieved on 2010-02-09.
  5. ^ High Jump All Time. IAAF (2010-02-06). Retrieved on 2010-02-09.
  6. ^ High Jump 2006. IAAF (2006-11-07). Retrieved on 2010-02-09.

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