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Bettine Jahn
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1983-0617-017, Bettine Jahn.jpg

Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  East Germany
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Helsinki 100 m hurdles

Bettine Jahn (née Gärtz, born 3 August 1958 in Magdeburg[1]) is an East German former athlete. She competed in the women's 100 metres hurdles at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[2]


She won the 100-meter hurdles at the 1983 World Championship in Helsinki.[3] She set an indoor world record for the 60 meter hurdles in 1983 and won a gold medal at the World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[4] She is still the German record holder for the 100 meter hurdles with 12.42 s.[citation needed]

She married in January 1983 and was initially referred to as Bettine Jahn-Gärtz in the media but later Bettine Jahn.[5]


  1. ^ "Athletes – Jahn Bettine Biography". 25 August 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bettina Gärtz". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. ^ "The World Outdoor Championships: The Top Finishers in the 1983 Women's World Outdoor Track and Field Championships". 25 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Stephanie Hightower, Bettine Jahn, Candy Young and Benita Fitzgerald..." UPI. 13 January 1984. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ "In einem Satz" [In one sentence]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 39, no. 18. 22 January 1983. p. 5. Retrieved 27 November 2018.