Tim Lobinger in 2007
|World Indoor Championships|
|2003 Birmingham||Pole vault|
|2006 Moscow||Pole vault|
|1998 Budapest||Pole vault|
|2006 Gothenburg||Pole vault|
|2002 Munich||Pole vault|
|European Indoor Championships|
|1998 Valencia||Pole vault|
|2002 Vienna||Pole vault|
|2005 Madrid||Pole vault|
His discipline is pole vault and he has been an elite competitor since the 1990s. His best results came in 1997 and 1999 when he jumped over 6.00 meters. His best medals so far have been silver at the 1998 European Athletics Championships and the 2006 European Athletics Championships. He has also won bronze at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Success has eluded him at the Olympics however. In Atlanta in 1996 he placed seventh. In Sydney in 2000 he achieved 13th, and in Athens in 2004, eleventh. At the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki he jumped over only 5.50 meters, well under his abilities.
Lobinger was married to triple jumper Petra Lobinger (born Laux) from 1994 to 2003. He is the father of two children with her, Fee (born 1995) and Tyger (born 1998), as well as of a son born in 2016 with Alina Lobinger (born Baumann) with whom he is separated since 2017.
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