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Zuzana Hejnová

Zuzana Hejnová
Zuzana Hejnová after her win at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics
Personal information
Full name Zuzana Hejnová
Born (1986-12-19) 19 December 1986
Liberec, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
Country  Czech Republic
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m hurdles, 400 m, 400 m hurdles
Achievements and titles
World finals 7th at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics
Regional finals 4th at the 2010 and 2012 European Athletics Championships
Olympic finals 3rd at the 2012 and 7th at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m: 51.90
  • 100 m hurdles: 13.36
  • 400 m hurdles: 52.83, NR

Zuzana Hejnová (Czech pronunciation: ; born 19 December 1986 in Liberec) is a Czech athlete. She competes in the 100 metres, the 100 metres hurdles, the 400 metres and the 400 metres hurdles, and also the heptathlon. She is the current World Champion in the 400 metres hurdles.

Junior

In 2003, Hejnová competed at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Athletics at Sherbrooke, Canada and won the gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles with a time of 57.54. A year later, she returned at Grosseto, Italy at the 2004 World Junior Championships. This time she won the silver with a time of 57.44 in the 400 m hurdles, defeated by the Russian, Ekaterina Kostetskaya, who won gold by a large margin at 55.55 seconds.

Her current personal bests are 14.11 in the 100m achieved at Ostrava on 3 September 2005; 13.77 in the 100 metres hurdles at Stará Boleslav on 13 June 2003; 53.04 in the 400 m at Kladno on 28 June 2008; and 54.90 in the 400 m hurdles recorded at Monaco on 28 July 2009.

2008

Hejnová in 2008

In early March 2008 Hejnová competed in the 400 metres at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships and reached the semi finals but did not qualify to reach the final. She did however, reach the final with the Czech relay team in the 4 × 400 metres relay in a team which included her, Zuzana Bergrová, Denisa Ščerbová, and Jitka Bartoníčková. They finished 4th, with a time of 3:34.53, but were over 5 seconds slower than the Americans who took bronze with a time of 3:29.30.

On 21 June 2008, she competed for the Czech Republic at the 2008 European Cup in Athletics.

Hejnová competed in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She qualified for the second round with the thirteenth fastest overall time of 55.91 seconds and the for the final with 55.17. In the final she finished seventh with 54.97, only one hundredth behind her personal best at the time.

2011

She won the 400 metres hurdles at the European Team Championships with a new national record of 53.87 seconds.[1] On 8 July 2011 she improved her national record to 53.29 seconds.[2]

2012

Hejnová won the first round of the Women's 400 m Hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics. On 8 August 2012 Hejnová won the bronze medal in the finals.

2013

Hejnová won Diamond League races over 400 m Hurdles in Shanghai (53.79), Eugene (53.70), Oslo (53.60), Paris (53.23 NR), and London (53.07 NR). Hejnová also won races in Des Moines (54.41), Prague (54.55) and Ostrava (53.32). Hejnová secured maximum points for Czech Republic in the European Team Championships First League in Dublin by winning the 400 m in 51.90 seconds. On 15 August 2013 in Moscow, she became World Champion over 400 m Hurdles with a new Czech record (52.83 NR).

References

  1. ^ "European Athletics – Event Website". Sportresult.com. 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/dlm/eventcode=4733/sex=W/discCode=400H/result.html#W400H

External links

  • Zuzana Hejnová profile at IAAF
Awards
Preceded by
Mariya Savinova
Women's European Athlete of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Dafne Schippers
Preceded by
Barbora Špotáková
Czech Athlete of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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