Sabine John

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Sabine John
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1983-0522-051, Anke Vater, Sabine Pätz.jpg
Anke Vater and Sabine Paetz (right), (1983)
Personal information
Born (1957-10-16) October 16, 1957 (age 57)

Sabine John, née Möbius, divorced Paetz, (born 16 October 1957 in Döbeln, Saxony) is a retired East German heptathlete.

As Sabine Möbius, she won the silver medal at the 1982 European Championships. She also won silver (as Sabine Paetz) at the 1983 World Championships, both times behind Ramona Neubert. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul (as Sabine John) she won the silver medal behind the still standing world record performance of Jackie Joyner Kersee.

Her personal best score in the heptathlon was 6946 points, achieved in May 1984 in Potsdam. In Germany only Sabine Braun has a better result. Sabine John also ranks high on the German all-time lists in 100 metres hurdles (12.54 seconds, only behind Bettine Jahn, Gloria Uibel and Cornelia Oschkenat and joint with Kerstin Knabe) and long jump (7.12 metres, only behind Heike Drechsler and Helga Radtke).[1]

She competed for the sports club SC DHfK Leipzig during her active career.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
  1. ^ Microsoft Word - Ewige DLV-Bestenliste.doc
Records
Preceded by
East Germany Ramona Neubert
Women's Heptathlon World Record Holder
May 6, 1984 – July 7, 1986
Succeeded by
United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Sporting positions
Preceded by
East Germany Ramona Neubert
Women's Heptathlon Best Year Performance
1984
Succeeded by
United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee