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Heike Henkel

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Heike Henkel

Heike Henkel

Heike Henkel
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona High jump
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo High jump
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Sevilla High jump
Silver medal – second place 1993 Toronto High jump
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Budapest High jump
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Barcelona High jump
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Split High jump

Heike Henkel (born Heike Redetzky on 5 May 1964) is a German former athlete competing in high jump. She won the high jump gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.


Henkel was born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein. Having competed for West Germany at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988, she emerged as the world's leading female high jumper of the early 1990s. As well as her Olympic triumph, Henkel won World, World Indoor, European and European Indoor titles. She is one of only two female high jumpers in history to have won all five titles, the other being Stefka Kostadinova. She was also very successful at the Hochsprung mit Musik meeting, taking the title three times consecutively from 1991 to 1993 and securing a record fourth win in 1995.

From 1989

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