Susen Tiedtke

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Susen Tiedtke medal table

Long jump

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Indoor world championships
silver 1993 Toronto Long jump
bronze 1995 Barcelona Long jump

Susen Tiedtke (born January 23, 1969 in East Berlin ) is a former German long jumper .

Athletic career

Susen Tiedtke's athletic career began in the early 1980s as an artistic gymnast in the GDR , where she won the GDR championship title on the balance beam in 1982 when she was thirteen and was even part of the GDR's Olympic squad in 1984, but not at the Olympic Games in 1984 because of the Olympic boycott of the Eastern Bloc countries Los Angeles was allowed to participate in 1984 .

The change to athletics took place when she was too tall for gymnastics with a height of 1.69 m. After Tiedtke tried his hand at the pole vault discipline , the decision was finally made for the long jump.

From 1991 to 2000, Tiedtke, who had a top performance of seven meters, was one of the ten best long jumpers in the world in this discipline. She was always in the shadow of Heike Drechsler , behind whom she took second place in numerous German championships. In 1993 and 1997, Tiedtke won the national title - in Drechsler's absence. Tiedtke's career was overshadowed in 1995 by a two-year doping ban, which was imposed after traces of the anabolic substance Oral-Turinabol were found in a doping test in March 1995 . Tiedtke always denied the use of doping substances.

In 2002 she retired from active career due to a lack of motivation and injury problems, but tried a comeback in 2003 to take part in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens . Tiedtke tried to qualify for the triple jump in addition to the long jump . However, it did not succeed in meeting the required standard in either discipline.

Greatest successes


  • GDR champion on the balance beam 1982

Long jump

German championships

  • German runner-up in the long jump in 1991
  • German champion in long jump 1993
  • German champion in long jump 1997
  • German runner-up in the long jump in 1998
  • German runner-up in the long jump 1999
  • 3rd place at the German Indoor Championships in 1991
  • 2nd place at the German Indoor Championships in 1992
  • 2nd place at the German Indoor Championships in 1993
  • 2nd place at the German Indoor Championships in 1995
  • 2nd place at the German Indoor Championships in 1999
  • 3rd place at the German Indoor Championships 2002

Olympic games

  • 8th place at the 1992 Olympics
  • 5th place at Olympia 2000

World championships

  • 2nd place at the World Indoor Championships in 1993
  • 3rd place at the 1995 World Indoor Championships


Top performances

  • Hall: 6.90 meters (1995)
  • Open air: 7.00 meters (1991)


Susen Tiedtke is 1.74 m tall and weighed 56 kg during her active time. The blonde athlete was considered to be one of the most attractive athletes and was named "Miss Athletics", "Miss Olympia" or "Most Beautiful Athlete" by journalists.

In December 1993 she married the American long jumper Joe Greene and moved to live with him in the USA. The couple was based in Dublin, Ohio . From then on it started under the name Susen Tiedtke-Greene. After five years, the couple separated and divorced in 1998. Tiedtke returned to Germany and put down the name of her ex-husband.

In August 2001 Tiedtke posed for Playboy magazine .

In 2003, Tiedtke made headlines when she tried her hand at entrepreneurship with her then partner Alexander von Nida and sold hot dogs with a food truck . On January 28, 2005, she married the former professional tennis player Hendrik Dreekmann in Bielefeld . The couple, who have two children together, separated in summer 2008. Tiedtke lives in Ahrensfelde-Lindenberg and runs her own practice in Berlin as a trained physiotherapist and alternative practitioner. In August 2015 she was a participant in Celebrity Shopping Queen .

Web links


  1. t-online : Ehe-aus: Your husband separated via SMS . November 28, 2008