Stephanie Graf

Stephanie Graf (born 26 April 1973, in Klagenfurt) is an Austrian former middle distance runner who won silver medals in the 800 metres at both the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships. In June 2010 Graf was suspended for two years for an anti-doping rule violation.

Stephanie Graf

Stephanie Graf, Vienna, 2008
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
2000 Sydney 800 m
World Championships
2001 Edmonton 800 m
European Championships
1998 Budapest800 m

Biography

Graf finished second to Maria de Lurdes Mutola in the women's 800 meters at both the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2001 World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Her time from the 2000 Olympics, 1:56.64 minutes, is the current Austrian 800 metres record.

Proceedings were issued against Graf by the Austria's anti-doping authority in May 2010. Following the revelation that the Humanplasma laboratory had aided around 30 athletes with blood doping practices, Graf admitted that her blood had been taken at the lab, but insisted that it had never been re-injected (which would have improved her performances).[1]

In June 2010 Graf was suspended for two years for the attempted use of a prohibited method.[2]

References


Awards
Preceded by
Alexandra Meissnitzer
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2000 2001
Succeeded by
Mirna Jukić
Preceded by
Trine Hattestad
Women's European Athlete of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Süreyya Ayhan




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