Stephanie Graf

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This article is about the former Austrian middle distance runner. For the German tennis player, see Steffi Graf.
Stephanie Graf
Stephanie Graf Wien2008.jpg
Stephanie Graf, Vienna, 2008
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 800 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 800 m
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Budapest 800 m

Stephanie Graf (born 26 April 1973 in Klagenfurt) is an Austrian former middle distance runner who won silver medals in the 800 metres at both the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships.


Graf finished second to Maria de Lurdes Mutola in the women's 800 meters at both the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2001 World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Her time from the 2000 Olympics, 1:56.64 minutes, is the current Austrian 800 metres record.

Proceedings were issued against Graf by the Austria's anti-doping authority in May 2010. Following the revelation that the Humanplasma laboratory had aided around 30 athletes with blood doping practices, Graf admitted that her blood had been taken at the lab, but insisted that it had never been re-injected (which would have improved her performances).[1]

In June 2010 Graf was suspended for two years for the attempted use of a prohibited method.[2]


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Preceded by
Austria Alexandra Meissnitzer
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2000 – 2001
Succeeded by
Austria Mirna Jukić
Preceded by
Norway Trine Hattestad
Women's European Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Turkey Süreyya Ayhan