Bjorn Otto, the Olympic silver medalist, just jumped the highest height in the world, with his 6.01 meter clearance. Bjorn also set a new German record, breaking Tim Lobinger's 6.00 meter jump from 1997.
AACHEN (GER, Sep 5): Olympic silver winner Bjorn Otto cleared at the „Domspringen" special pole vault meet new German record and world leading 601 cm. He is the first this year with 6 meters and improved the national mark of Tim Lobinger from 1997 by 1 cm. 5000 spectators watched Otto with 571 clearance already securing the win (second Karsten Dilla and third Malte Mohr both 556). His next height was 591 and Otto made it in third attempt, new meet record. After that he still had enough power to get the top mark of 601 in second attempt in ideal weather conditions.