Silke Spielberg is talented German pole vaulter who represented Germany at the Summer Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. She is a European silver medallist in both the indoor and outdoor events.
Silke Spielberg was born on 17 March 1986. She hails from Georgsmarienhutte, Lower Saxony. She grew up along with her older sister Richard Spielberg.
Career and Accomplishment
Spielberg is a professional pole vaulter. She began her career at the very young age and won the 2001 World Youth title. Silke reached the final in 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics. The following year she garnered the gold medal and became the European Athletics Junior champion with a clearance of 4.15m.
In 2004, Silke entered the Olympic game participating at 2004 Athens Games. She reached the final with 4.40 m vault in the competition. With more determination, Silke participated in Münster game and set the world junior record with the clearance of 4.48m.She gained the sixth position at 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg reaching the final of 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She continued to make progress in her performance and participated in 2006 IAAF World Athletics Final followed by 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships, 2007 World Championships in Athletics and 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final.
Silke gained wide recognition when she jumped 4.70m at the Golden Gala. She became 7th at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the gold medal at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final.
In 2009, Spielberg competed at the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships and received her first silver medal at the continental level. She claimed the bronze medal at the 2009 European Team Championships and soon claimed the national pole vault title at the 2009 German Athletics Championships. She came in 6th position at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final.
Silke participated in Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix – the first stop on the inaugural 2010 IAAF Diamond League and won the game. Even though she got defeated by Svetlana Feofanova at the 2010 European Team Championships, she claimed the national title at the German Championships by defeating Lisa Ryzin. She won the silver medal for her efforts.
In 2011, Spielberg set the new national indoor record of 4.76m at the BW-Bank Meeting in Karlsruhe. She also set the record in Germany by jumping 4.82 m at the Diamond League in 2012. The same year she ranked the 4th position with a 4.65m vault in Summer Olympics.
Silke’s personal life is overshadowed by her working lives. However, she enjoys spending the quality time with her family and friends. She hasn’t dated even once till the date. She is certainly enjoying her single life and more focused on her career.
The talented pole vaulter, Spielberg certainly earns a decent amount from her career. Her net worth is possibly not less than six figures.