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Petra Lobinger (née Laux; divorced Schneider born 24 January 1967 in Weidenau[1]) is a retired German athlete who specialised in the triple jump.[2] She represented her country at the 1996 Summer Olympics, as well as two World Championships, in 1993 and 1997. Her biggest success is the fifth place at the 1997 World Indoor Championships.

Her personal bests in the event are 14.31 metres outdoors (Mainz 1997) and 14.36 metres indoors (Paris 1997). The latter is a former national record which stood for almost 14 years, only being beaten in 2011 by Katja Demut.

In 1994 she married the former pole vaulter, Tim Lobinger, and had two children together. The couple divorced in 2003.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Germany
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 6th Triple jump 13.53 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 18th (q) Triple jump 13.22 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 19th (q) Triple jump 13.18 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 9th Triple jump 13.66 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States Triple jump NM
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th Triple jump 14.36 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 10th Triple jump 13.86 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th Triple jump 14.02 m