|Name Rosemarie Ackermann||Weight 72 kg|
|Olympic medals Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Women's High jump|
Nominations Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Similar People Sara Simeoni, Ulrike Meyfarth, Yordanka Blagoeva, Iolanda Balas, Heike Henkel
BERLINO 1977 ROSEMARIE ACKERMANN 2,00 WR
In 1974, at the European Championships in Rome, she won her first international title, setting a new world record (1.95m) along the way. Later that year, she married handball player Manfred Ackermann, and assumed his surname. Two years later, when she won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada.
She lost her European title to Italian jumper Sara Simeoni in 1978, when they both cleared the world-record height of 2.01 m. Simeoni was Ackermann's rival. However, Ackermann's early celebrations caused the rod to fall, leaving her with second place. Ackermann retired from athletics after the 1980 Olympics, where she placed fourth, just outside the medals.
Ackermann is the last female high jumper to set a world record using the straddle technique. She's also the last high jumper of either gender to win the Olympic gold medal in the High jump event with that technique.