Mögenburg was, together with Carlo Thränhardt and Gerd Wessig (GDR), the decisive German high jumper of the 1980s. His greatest achievement was the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles . In addition to his gold medal, the victory at the European Championships in Athens in 1982 was his second great success outdoors. In the hall he was five times European champion (1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1989), he also won two silver and one bronze in this competition. At the indoor world championships in 1989 he was beaten by Javier Sotomayor and won silver.
In 1980, one day after the Pole Jacek Wszoła had set a new world record with 2.35 m, he equalized it. Two months later, Gerd Wessig (GDR) jumped 2.36 m during the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow , his personal best outside the hall. On February 25, 1985 Mögenburg jumped the indoor world record with 2.39 m in Cologne, his personal best.
Mögenburg had a competition weight of 79 kg with a height of 2.01 m. In 1988 he was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Prize. Mögenburg, who ended his career in 1994 and positioned himself professionally in sports promotion, now lives with his Norwegian wife in the Oslo suburb of Bærum . His son Jonas (* 1990) competes in the long jump (Norwegian champion 2008) and decathlon, his daughter Katarina (* 1991) is an active high jumper and competes for TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen .
International successes (open air)
- 1979 Junior European Championships: 1st with 2.24 m
- 1982 European Championships: 1st with 2.30 m
- 1983 World Championships: 4th with 2.29 m
- 1984 Olympic Games: 1st with 2.35 m
- 1986 European Championships: 4th with 2.28 m
- 1987 World Championships: 4th with 2.35 m
- 1988 Olympic Games: 6th with 2.34 m
- 1990 European Championships: 4th with 2.31 m
International successes (hall)
- 1980 EM: 1st with 2.31 m
- 1981 EM: 2nd with 2.25 m
- 1982 EM: 1st with 2.34 m
- 1984 EM: 1st with 2.33 m
- 1986 EM: 1st with 2.34 m
- 1988 EM: 2nd with 2.37 m
- 1989 EM: 1st with 2.33 m
- 1989 World Cup: 2nd with 2.35 m
- 1990 EM: 3rd with 2.30 m
For winning the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games, he was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf.
- German champions (open air): 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
- German champion (Halle): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1989
- Dietmar Mögenburg in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
- Dietmar Mögenburg in the database of World Athletics (English)
- "The great Olympia Lexicon", Sport-Bild from June 19, 1996, p. 43
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 15, 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Leverkusen|