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High-jumper Ulrike Meyfarth: “It felt like a movie”

By winning gold as a 16-year-old at Munich 1972 and topping the podium again in Los Angeles 12 years later, West Germany’s Ulrike Meyfarth became both the youngest Olympic women’s high jump champion and the oldest. In the latest instalment of our Words of Olympians series, she reflects on that unique distinction and an amazing career.

High-jumper Ulrike Meyfarth: “It felt like a movie”

By winning gold as a 16-year-old at Munich 1972 and topping the podium again in Los Angeles 12 years later, West Germany’s Ulrike Meyfarth became both the youngest Olympic women’s high jump champion and the oldest. In the latest instalment of our Words of Olympians series, she reflects on that unique distinction and an amazing career.