Gloria Siebert

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Gloria Siebert (right) with Cornelia Oschkenat, 1987
Gloria Siebert
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 100 m hurdles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Rome 100 m hurdles

Gloria Siebert, née Kovarik, divorced Uibel (born 13 January 1964 in Ortrand, Brandenburg) is a retired East German hurdler.

She won the silver medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She also won silver medals at the 1981 European Junior Championships, the 1987 European Indoor Championships, the 1987 World Championships and the 1990 European Championships. Her result at the 1987 World Championships was 12.44 seconds, a career best time. This ranks her second among German 100 m hurdlers, only behind Bettine Jahn.[1]

She competed for the sports club SC Cottbus during her active career, and became East German champion in 1987 and 1990 (100 metres hurdles)[2] and 1984 (400 metres hurdles).[3]

Her son Sebastian Siebert is also a hurdler.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany /  Germany
1981 European Junior Championships Utrecht, Netherlands 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.27
1987 European Indoor Championships Lievin, France 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.89
World Championships Rome, Italy 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.44
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.61
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.91
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan heats 100 m hurdles 13.29