Gerd Wessig (born July 16, 1959 in Lübz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) was an East German high jumper who won the gold medal in the 1980 Summer Olympics, the first man ever to set a world record in the high jump at the Olympics. Wessig was 2.01 metres tall and, while he was competing, weighed 88 kilograms (6' 7", 181 lbs). Shortly before the 1980 Olympics, he surprisingly became East German champion, setting a new personal best result of 2.30 metres and was subsequently nominated for the East German Olympic team. His personal best is 2.36mts….. to know more, please go to wikipedia or IAAF Stats Link.
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