Sabine Braun

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Sabine Braun
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Heptathlon
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo Heptathlon
Gold medal – first place 1997 Athens Heptathlon
Silver medal – second place 1993 Stuttgart Heptathlon
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Split Heptathlon
Gold medal – first place 1994 Helsinki Heptathlon
Silver medal – second place 2002 Munich Heptathlon
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Paris Pentathlon

Sabine Braun (born June 19, 1965 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German former athlete in track and field. Because she had talents in several disciplines, Sabine Braun competed in the heptathlon and had a number of successes. Her international sport career began in August 1983 with the European Junior Championships where she won second place.

In 1984 she placed sixth at the XXIII Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, California. At the XXV Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain she won the bronze medal behind Jackie Joyner-Kersee from the United States who won the gold and Irina Belova from Russia who won the silver. She scored 6649 points; her results in the competition were 13.25 s - 1.94 m - 24.27 s - 6.02 m - 51.12 m - 2:14.35 min.

At the World Championships she won gold in 1991 and 1997 and silver in 1993. At the European Championships she twice won gold, in 1990 and then again in 1994, as well as a silver medal in the 2002 competition.

She was the German champion in 1989 and four-time winner at the competitions in Ratingen and Götzis. At the Götzis meet in 1992 she established a German record of 6985 points, which still stands. [1]

Braun represented LAV Düsseldorf, and then in 1987 for LG Bayer Leverkusen and then for TV Wattenscheid. When she was active she was 1.74m tall and weighed 62 kg. In the fall of 2002 she ended her athletic career as a pro.

Private life

Sabine Braun is openly lesbian and lives with retired javelin thrower Beate Peters. [1]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Syria Ghada Shouaa
Women's Heptathlon Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Denise Lewis