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Susanne Beyer
German high jumper

Susanne Beyer

Susanne Beyer
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Intro German high jumper
Is Athlete
From Germany Germany
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 24 June 1961, Suhl, Thuringia, Germany
Age 61 years
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Susanne Beyer (née Helm, born 24 June 1961) is a retired East German high jumper. She won a bronze medal at the 1987 World Championships.


Born Susanne Helm in Suhl, she finished seventh at the 1983 World Championships and fourth at the 1986 European Championships. She began the 1987 season well with a win at the Hochsprung mit Musik meeting, taking the title with a leap of 2.00 m. She maintained her form indoors and won the silver medal at the 1987 World Indoor Championships with a lifetime best of 2.02 metres. Her season peaked with a bronze medal at the 1987 World Championships, scoring a lifetime outdoor best of 1.99 metres. At the European Indoor Championships she won the silver in 1985 and a bronze in 1987.

She represented the sports team SC Dynamo Berlin and became East German champion in 1983, 1985 and 1987.

Her outdoor personal best jump of 1.99 metres ranks her eighth among German high jumpers, behind Ariane Friedrich (2.06), Heike Henkel (2.05), Ulrike Meyfarth (2.03), Heike Balck (2.01), Alina Astafei (2.01), Rosemarie Ackermann (2.00) and Daniela Rath (2.00) and joint with Kerstin Brandt. Her indoor best of 2.02 m, ranks her fourth on the German all-time indoor list, behind Henkel (2.07), Friedrich (2.05) and Astafei (2.04).

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  East Germany
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 1.88 m
1984 Friendship Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 8th 1.85 m
1985 European Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 2nd 1.94 m
World Cup Canberra, Australia 3rd 1.97 m
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 5th 1.96 m
European Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th 1.90 m
1987 European Indoor Championships Lievin, France 3rd 1.91 m
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 2nd 2.02 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 3rd 1.99 m
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