Dombrowski was the best long jumper, the GDR has produced. After he won in 1979 at the European Cup in Turin, he won the gold medal at the 1980, coined by the U.S. Olympic boycott Olympic Games in Moscow. With 8.54 m ( European record and Weltjahresbestleistung ), his victory leap in Moscow, he is German outdoor record holder today. In 1982 he was European champion in Athens. 1979 and 1984 he was East German champion. 2003 Dombrowski was taken as the ninth athlete in the "Hall of Fame" of leichtathletik.de.
Dombrowski was active for the SC Karl- Marx-Stadt. He had a competition weight of 87 kg at a height of 1.87 m. In the becoming public knowledge after the fall of documents to the state doping in the GDR was found in the doped athletes also the name of Dombrowski.
Shortly after the turn of Lutz Dombrowski was the first East German athlete who has been exposed as an unofficial member (IM ) of the Stasi. According to his own statements, he undertook to report to the contract, on poaching attempts by the West to Stasi employees during the year 1979. In his eight-year IM activity, he delivered from a total of 30 reports to the Stasi.
Dombrowski trained as a machine and system engineer and took a correspondence course at the FS for technology of metalworking Glauchau. From 1989 to 1992 he studied at the Leipzig DHfK and was qualified sports teacher. 1990/91 he was a PDS deputy in the city council Chemnitz. He works as a clerk for the city's sports association in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Dombrowski daughter Susann was a sprinter and long jumper on the LAC natural gas Chemnitz.