|Representing East Germany|
|1983 Helsinki||100 m hurdles|
She won the 100-meter hurdles at the 1983 World Championship in Helsinki. She set an indoor world record for the 60 meter hurdles in 1983 and won a gold medal at the World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland. She is still the German record holder for the 100 meter hurdles with 12.42 s.
She married in January 1983 and was initially referred to as Bettine Jahn-Gärtz in the media but later Bettine Jahn.
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- "In einem Satz" [In one sentence]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 39 (18). 22 January 1983. p. 5. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
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