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Tim Lobinger made a lasting impression on the pole vaulting community. Lobinger, who is well-known for his extraordinary pole vaulting accomplishments, had a career marked by tenacity, success, and a steadfast dedication to perfection. He was born on September 3, 1972 in Rheinbach, Germany.
Early Life and Career
Beginning in the late 1990s, Tim Lobinger rose to prominence as one of Germany’s best pole vaulters and had a significant impact. His greatest performances occurred in 1997 and 1999 when he broke the record at the ASV Sports Festival in Cologne by being the first German to clear six meters outside. This proved how talented he was.
Lobinger’s real genius was indoors, despite his considerable success outside. In Valencia, Vienna, and Birmingham, he emerged victorious in the 1998, 2002, and 2003 European and World Championship titles. He earned bronze at the 2006 Moscow World Championships, adding to his already impressive collection of medals.
Even though Lobinger was successful internationally, he struggled at the Olympics. He had respectable but unspectacular results in 1996 in Atlanta, 2000 in Sydney, and 2004 in Athens. His 2008 Beijing qualifying attempt was unsuccessful. But even now, his remarkable 5.76-meter pole vault height from the 1999 Leverkusen Decathlon stands as evidence of his versatility and quick thinking.
Tim Lobinger left competitive athletics to pursue a range of careers in the sports sector. In 2011, he began working with football player Aljaksandr Hleb as a fitness trainer. He added soccer to his repertoire when he became an athletic trainer for RB Leipzig’s U-23 team during the 2012–13 season.
To keep up his commitment to physical fitness, Lobinger ran “Believe In Your Training” (BIYT), a company that offers elite athletes like Joshua Kimmich personal training services.
Who was Tim Lobinger Married to?
Tim Lobinger married his first wife Petra Lobinger, a triple jumper from 1994 to 2003. In 2011, he married television presenter Alina Baumann but they separated in 2017.