|Born||3 September 1972|
|Died||16 February 2023 50) (aged|
|Achievements and titles|
Tim Lobinger (3 September 1972 – 16 February 2023) was a German pole vaulter.
Lobinger's discipline was pole vault and he was an elite competitor from the 1990s. His best results came in 1997 and 1999 when he jumped over 6.00 meters.His best medals were silver at the 1998 European Athletics Championships and the 2006 European Athletics Championships. He won bronze at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Success eluded him at the Olympics however. In Atlanta in 1996 he placed seventh. In Sydney in 2000 he achieved 13th, and in Athens in 2004, eleventh. At the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki he jumped over only 5.50 meters, well under his abilities.
Lobinger completed a decathlon in 1999 and cleared 5.76 m in the pole vault – a decathlon best for the ten-event contest.
Lobinger was married to triple jumper Petra Lobinger (née Laux) from 1994 to 2003. He was the father of two children with her, Fee (born 1995) and Tyger (born 1999), the latter of which plays as a professional footballer.He had another son, born in 2016, with Alina Lobinger (née Baumann) from whom he separated in 2017.
Lobinger died from cancer on 16 February 2023, at the age of 50.
|Representing West Germany|
|1990||World Junior Championships||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||20th (q)||4.70 m|
|1993||Universiade||Buffalo, United States||10th||5.30 m|
|World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||32nd (q)||5.35 m|
|1994||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||–||NM|
|European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||21st (q)||5.40 m|
|1995||World Indoor Championships||Barcelona, Spain||18th (q)||5.50 m|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||11th||5.40 m|
|1996||European Indoor Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||6th||5.65 m|
|Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||7th||5.80 m|
|1997||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||5th||5.75 m|
|World Championships||Athens, Greece||4th||5.80 m|
|1998||European Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||1st||5.80 m|
|European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||2nd||5.81 m|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||6th||5.70 m|
|2000||European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||8th||NM|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||13th||5.50 m|
|2002||European Indoor Championships||Vienna, Austria||1st||5.75 m|
|European Championships||Munich, Germany||3rd||5.80 m|
|2003||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||1st||5.80 m|
|World Championships||Paris, France||5th||5.80 m|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||5th||5.70 m|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||11th||5.55 m|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||3rd||5.80 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||5th||5.50 m|
|2006||World Indoor Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||5.60 m|
|European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||2nd||5.65 m|
|2007||European Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||5th||5.51 m|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||8th||5.81 m|
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||5th||5.70 m|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||16th (q)||5.55 m|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||8th||5.41 m|
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