Ilona Gusenbauer

Ilona Maria Gusenbauer (née Majdan on 16 September 1947) is a retired Austrian high jumper. She competed at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics and finished in eighth and third place, respectively. She held the world record for more than a year starting in 1971, and was the Austrian champion in 1966–1973, 1975 and 1976.[1]

Ilona Gusenbauer
Ilona Gusenbauer 1972.jpg
Ilona Gusenbauer in 1972
Personal information
Born16 September 1947 (1947-09-16) (age 73)
Gummersbach, West Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Event(s)High jump
ClubLAC Südstadt
ULC Wildschek
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1.93 m (1972)


  1. ^ Ilona Gusenbauer Archived 19 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

Preceded by
  Iolanda Balaș
Women's High Jump World Record Holder
4 September 1971 – 24 September 1972
Succeeded by
  Yordanka Blagoeva
Preceded by
  Karl Schranz
Austrian Sportspersonality of the year
Succeeded by
  Trixi Schuba