Jutta Kirst

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJutta•Kirst (Krautwurst-)
Used nameJutta•Kirst
Born10 November 1954 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements177 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


High jumper Jutta Kirst won a bronze medal at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. She finished fifth at the 1981 World Cup, and at the European Championships was fourth in 1978 and fifth in1982. In 1978 she won East German titles both in- and outdoors.

In 1976 Kirst married high jumper Edgar Kirst, brother of Joachim Kirst and became the sister-in-law of Joachim’s wife Rita Schmidt-Kirst. Jutta Kirst studied as a sports teacher and worked for her homeclub Dynamo Berlin until German reunification, after which she worked as a physiotherapist. Her daughter Kathleen also became a nationally successful high jumper.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.97 (1982).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Jutta Kirst
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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