Sylvia Dethier

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Sylvia Dethier
Personal information
Born (1965-05-20) May 20, 1965 (age 53)
Acosse, Belgium
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 60 m hurdles, 100 m hurdles

Sylvia Dethier (born 20 May 1965 in Acosse) is a retired Belgian athlete who specialised in the sprint hurdles.[1] She represented her country at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as one outdoor and three indoor World Championships.

Her personal bests are 12.98 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles (Brussels 1991) and 8.09 seconds in the 60 metres hurdles (Hoboken 1993).

She has a twin sister, Françoise, who was also a hurdler.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 11th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.92
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 16th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.36
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 100 m hurdles DQ
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 8th 60 m hurdles 8.36
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.29
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 9th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.29[2]
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 13th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.21
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 12th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.18
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 11th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.25
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 21st (qf) 100 m hurdles 13.32
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 8th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.22[3]
1994 Jeux de la Francophonie Bondoufle, France 7th 100 m hurdles 13.79


  1. ^ Sylvia Dethier at IAAF
  2. ^ Did not start in the semifinals
  3. ^ Did not finish in the semifinals