20 September 1952 |
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||60 m hurdles, 100 m hurdles|
Grażyna Rabsztyn (Polish pronunciation: [ɡraˈʐɨna ˈrapʂtɨn]; born September 20, 1952 in Wrocław) is a retired Polish hurdler. She represented her country at the Summer Olympics on three occasions (1972–1980) and was a finalist each time (twice placing fifth).
Rabsztyn set three world records in 100 m hurdles. On June 10, 1978 she became the first runner under 12.5 seconds with a new record of 12.48 seconds. She had the same time a year later, on June 18, 1979, and finally, on June 13, 1980 she had her best time ever, 12.36 seconds. Her world record was matched and later beaten by Yordanka Donkova. Rabsztyn's then world record time gives her the seventh place in the all-time top ten 100 m hurdlers. Her personal best remains the Polish record for the event
Rabsztyn never won an outdoor Olympic, World or European medal. She did, however, win several medals at indoor competitions. She was a two-time 60 metres hurdles champion at the European Athletics Indoor Championships and was silver medallist in the event on four more occasions. Rabsztyn won three consecutive titles in the 100 m hurdles at the Summer Universiade from 1973 to 1977 and two straight titles at the IAAF World Cup (1977 and 1979).
1Did not finish in the final
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