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).
- 1984: 3rd place European Indoor Championships (1500 m)
- 1987: 1st place European Indoor Championships (1500 m)
- 1990: 3rd place European Championships (1500 m); 2nd place European Indoor Championships (1500 m)
- 1993: 3rd place World Indoor Championships (1500 m)
- 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
- AP (5 September 1989). "Gasser Returns". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
- Sandra Gasser profile at IAAF
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