Sandra Gasser

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Sandra Gasser (born 27 July 1962 in Bern) is a retired Swiss track and field athlete who specialised in middle distances.


After the 1987 World Championships, where she achieved third place in the 1500 metres, she failed a doping test and was disqualified. After her two-year ban she rejoined the world elite and picked up the bronze medal at both the 1990 European Championships and 1993 World Indoor Championships, although in the final of the latter she fell before the finish line.

Sandra Gasser won seven Swiss championship titles, and still holds the Swiss national record at 800 metres. She is 1.71 m tall (5'7") and her competition weight was 52 kg (114 lb).


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Switzerland
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 1500 m 4:11.70
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany heats 3000 m 9:04.78
1987 European Indoor Championships Lievin, France 1st 1500 m 4:06.76
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 6th 1500 m 4:09.89
World Championships Rome, Italy DISQ 1500 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 2nd 1500 m 4:10.13
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 1500 m 4:08.89
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd 1500 m 4:10.99
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany heats 1500 m 4:11.75

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 m: 1:58.90 min, 21 June 1987 in Berlin, Swiss record (ran 1:58.65 in 1990, unofficial because it was in a men's race)
  • 1500 m: 4:01.10 min, 4 July 1987 in Oslo
  • 3000 m: 8:54.13 min, 12 July 1990 in Lausanne

See also[edit]


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.