Grażyna Rabsztyn

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Grażyna Rabsztyn

Grażyna Rabsztyn (Polish pronunciation: [ɡraˈʐɨna ˈrapʂtɨn]; born September 20, 1952 in Wrocław) is a retired Polish hurdler. She represented her country at the Summer Olympics on three occasions (1972–1980) and was a finalist each time (twice placing fifth).[1]

Rabsztyn set three world records in 100 m hurdles. On June 10, 1978 she became the first runner under 12.5 seconds with a new record of 12.48 seconds. She had the same time a year later, on June 18, 1979, and finally, on June 13, 1980 she had her best time ever, 12.36 seconds. Her world record was matched and later beaten by Yordanka Donkova. Rabsztyn's then world record time gives her the seventh place in the all-time top ten 100 m hurdlers. Her personal best remains the Polish record for the event

Rabsztyn never won an outdoor Olympic, World or European medal. She did, however, win several medals at indoor competitions. She was a two-time 60 metres hurdles champion at the European Athletics Indoor Championships and was silver medallist in the event on four more occasions.[2] Rabsztyn won three consecutive titles in the 100 m hurdles at the Summer Universiade from 1973 to 1977 and two straight titles at the IAAF World Cup (1977 and 1979).[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1970 European Junior Championships Paris, France 1st 100 m hurdles 14.06
1972 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 3rd 50 m hurdles 7.05
Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 8th 100 m hurdles 13.44
1973 Universiade Moscow, Soviet Union 1st 100 m hurdles 13.23
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.08
European Championships Rome, Italy 8th 100 m hurdles 13.53
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 1st 60 m hurdles 8.04
Universiade Rome, Italy 1st 100 m hurdles 13.14
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 1st 60 m hurdles 7.96
Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 5th 100 m hurdles 12.96
1977 Universiade Sofia, Bulgaria 1st 100 m hurdles 12.86
1978 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.07
European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 100 m hurdles DQ
5th 4x100 m relay 43.83
1979 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.00
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.89
Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 5th 100 m hurdles 12.74
7th 4x100 m relay 44.49

References[edit]

  1. ^ RABSZTYN GRAŻYNA. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2013-11-10.
  2. ^ European Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-11-10.
  3. ^ RABSZTYN GRAŻYNA (Polish). Polish Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2013-11-10.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Poland Bożena Szwierczyńska
Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance
1976
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Lyubov Kononova
Preceded by
Soviet Union Lyubov Kononova
Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance
1978 — 1980
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Tatyana Anisimova


This article incorporates information from the revision as of February 4, 2007 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.