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Coleen Sommer
Personal information
Birth nameColeen Rienstra
BornJune 6, 1960 (1960-06-06) (age 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1983 Caracas High jump
Gold medal – first place 1987 Indianapolis High jump

Coleen Sommer (born June 6, 1960, in Los Angeles) is a retired high jumper from the United States, who was born as Coleen Rienstra. She represented her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.[1] She set her personal best at 2.00 metres indoors on 1982-02-14 in Ottawa.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 1.91 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 1.95 m
1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia 7th 1.80 m
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 1.96 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 11th 1.93 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 18th (q) 1.87 m


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Coleen Sommer". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ "Women's high jump".
Sporting positions Preceded by Debbie Brill USA National High Jump Champion 1980 Succeeded by Pam Spencer Preceded by Louise Ritter USA National High Jump Champion 1987 Succeeded by Jan Wohlschlag