Friends and family said goodbye to Tim Lobinger (1972-2023) in Munich this Wednesday. The former pole vaulter lost his battle with cancer on February 16. Around 200 guests attended the funeral service at the Munich forest cemetery, including Lobinger's ex-wife Alina and their son, as "RTL" reports. Among others, Bayern star Joshua Kimmich (28), who stayed at Lobinger's side until the end, as well as sports director Hasan Salihamidžić (46), Leroy Sané (27) and Mario Gomez (37) paid their last respects to the deceased ex-athlete.
Some with white roses in hand, Lobinger's confidants and companions entered the mourning hall, as the broadcaster shows. Coldplay's song "Fix You" was played during the funeral service. At the end of the funeral service, those present released colorful balloons into the Munich sky.
The moderators Mareile Höppner (45) and Andrea Kaiser (41) also came to the funeral service. "I think very few people know how bad it was for him," Lobinger's longtime friend Kaiser recalled in an interview with the broadcaster. The ex-pole vaulter fought to the end, "never complained, he never wanted to burden others with how he was doing". Lobinger was a "great person" and left an "incredibly great family".