Yvonne Mai-Graham

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Left to right: Ellen Kießling, Yvonne Mai, Sigrun Wodars (1989)

Yvonne Mai-Graham (née Grabner) (born 22 August 1965 in Annaberg-Buchholz, Saxony) is a retired female middle distance runner who specialized in the 1500 metres.

Under her maiden name of Yvonne Grabner, she first came to prominence in 1983 competing for East Germany, winning a bronze medal at the 1983 European Junior Championships. Later, she married fellow East German athlete, Volker Mai. While competing as Yvonne Mai, she won a bronze medal at the 1989 World Indoor Championships. She competed for East Germany until 1990 and then a United Germany. In 1993 she married Jamaican 400 m hurdler Winthrop Graham and obtained Jamaican citizenship. She holds the Jamaican national records for 1500 metres, mile, 3000 metres and 5000 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  East Germany
1983 1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 3rd 1500m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 1500 m
European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 4th 1500 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 7th 1500 m
Representing  Germany
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 6th 1500 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 13th 1500 m
Representing  Jamaica
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 1500 m

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