Sebastian Bayer

Sebastian Bayer (born 11 June 1986 in Aachen, West Germany) is a German long jumper best known for having history's second longest indoor long jump.

Sebastian Bayer
Sebastian Bayer Turin 2009.JPG
Personal information
Born (1986-06-11) 11 June 1986 (age 36)
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)Long jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.


He won the silver medal at the 2005 European Junior Championships. He also competed at the 2006 European Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

On 8 March 2009 at the European Indoor Track and Field Championships in Torino, Italy, Bayer long jumped 8.71 m (28 ft 7 in) to win the gold medal. This is the second longest indoor long jump in history, behind Carl Lewis’ 8.79 m (28 ft 10 in) world indoor record set on 27 January 1984 at the Millrose Games in New York City, NY. Bayer's jump also bested the European indoor record, formerly held by Yago Lamela from Spain, by 15 centimetres (6 in). His result is the best by any German, as it is further than the German national outdoor record of 8.54 m (28 ft 14 in) set at the 1980 Summer Olympic games in Moscow by Lutz Dombrowski. Prior to this meet Bayer’s personal record was 8.17 m (26 ft 9+34 in).[1][2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Germany
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 17th (q) 7.27 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 7.73 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th (q) 7.66 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 23rd (q) 7.77 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 1st 8.71 m (AR)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 19th (q) 7.98 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 8.16 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 8.17 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 8.34 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 5th 8.10 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th (q) 7.91 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th 7.98 m
2014 European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 23rd (q) 7.56 m

Personal bestsEdit

Event Best (m) Wind Venue Date Note(s)
Long jump (outdoor) 8.49 m 1.6 m/s Ulm, Germany 4 July 2009
Long jump (indoor) 8.71 m N/A Turin, Italy 8 March 2009 ER, NR

Key: ER = European record, NR = National record

Last updated 15 September 2010.

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Preceded by Men's Long Jump European Indoor Record Holder
8 March 2009 –
Succeeded by