Grażyna Rabsztyn

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Grażyna Rabsztyn
Rabsztyn Grazyna.jpg
Grażyna Rabsztyn in 2007
Personal information
Born (1952-09-20) 20 September 1952 (age 66)
Wrocław, Poland
SportTrack and field
Event(s)60 m hurdles, 100 m hurdles

Grażyna Józefa 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).[1]

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.[2] 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).[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1970 European Junior Championships Paris, France 1st 100 m hurdles 14.06
1971 European Indoor Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 7th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.5
1972 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 3rd 50 m hurdles 7.05
Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 8th 100 m hurdles 13.44
1973 European Indoor Championships Rotterdam, Netherlands 13th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.54
Universiade Moscow, Soviet Union 1st 100 m hurdles 13.23
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.08
European Championships Rome, Italy 8th 100 m hurdles 13.53
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 1st 60 m hurdles 8.04
Universiade Rome, Italy 1st 100 m hurdles 13.14
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 44.87
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 1st 60 m hurdles 7.96
Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 5th 100 m hurdles 12.96
1977 Universiade Sofia, Bulgaria 1st 100 m hurdles 12.86
World Cup Düsseldorf, West Germany 1st 100 m hurdles 12.701
1978 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.07
European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.602
5th 4 × 100 m relay 43.83
1979 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 12th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.44
2nd 60 m hurdles 8.00
World Cup Montreal, Canada 1st 100 m hurdles 12.671
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 9th (sf) 60 m 7.40
2nd 60 m hurdles 7.89
Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 5th 100 m hurdles 12.74
7th 4 × 100 m relay 44.49
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 5th 60 m hurdles 8.21

1Representing Europe 2Did not finish in the final


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Grażyna Rabsztyn". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  2. ^ European Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-11-10.
  3. ^ RABSZTYN GRAŻYNA Archived 2013-11-10 at the Wayback Machine (in Polish). Polish Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2013-11-10.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bożena Szwierczyńska
Lyubov Kononova
Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Lyubov Kononova
Tatyana Anisimova