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Sabine Braun

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameSabine•Braun
Used nameSabine•Braun
Born19 June 1965 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsLAV Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (GER) / Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER) / TV Wattenscheid, Wattenscheid (GER)
NOC(s) Germany West Germany

Biography

Sabine Braun, a multi-athlete, was the girlfriend of javelin thrower Beate Peters and the first German athlete who admitted her homosexuality openly. She took part from 1984-2000 as the first German female athlete in five Olympic Games (1984/1988 for West Germany finishing sixth and fourteenth, 1992-2000 for Germany winning bronze and placing seventh and fifth) and won a bronze medal in 1992. The educated industrial business manager also competed in five World Championships from 1991-99, winning heptathlon gold in 1991 and 1997, and the silver in 1993. In 1985 and 1994 she appeared in the World Cup and was European Champion in 1990 and 1994 and runner-up in 2002 (her last competition). At the World Indoor Championships she won gold in 1997. Her collection was completed by 14 junior and adult German titles.

She has received numerous awards, including the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 2002, the “Goldenes Band” (Golden Band) of the Berlin sports press in 2003, and in 1990 the “Sportplakette des Landes NRW” (Sport Badge of Northrhine-Westfalia).

Personal Best: Hep – 6985 (1992).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Summer Olympics Athletics Heptathlon, Women Olympic 6 Representing West Germany    
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics Heptathlon, Women Olympic 14 Representing West Germany    
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics Heptathlon, Women Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Germany    
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics Heptathlon, Women Olympic 7 Representing Germany    
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics Heptathlon, Women Olympic 5 Representing Germany    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1992 Summer Olympics 1 August 1992 Athletics Heptathlon, Women (High jump) High jump 1.94 1
1992 Summer Olympics 1 August 1992 Athletics Heptathlon, Women (High jump) High jump 1.94 1

Olympic family relations

Special Notes