Track Beauty of the Week: Darya Klishina (Дарья Клишина)

Darya Klishina Дарья Клишина is this week’s track beauty!

The 19-year old Russian junior long jump record holder is a rising star in one of track’s most exciting events. Klishina set a new Russian U20 record of 7.03m (the 2nd best senior jump in the world this year, behind compatriot Olga Kucherenko’s 7.13m) at the 52nd Brothers Znamensky Memorial meet in Zhukovskiy, Russia three weeks ago. Klishina, the reigning European Junior Champion, placed 5th at the World Indoor Championships in Doha.

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Photos from IAAF, Rusathletics.com, Darya Klishina Facebook fan club

View other Darya Klishina posts here

Among the all-time junior list, Klishina’s record-breaking leap is behind only the great German long jumper, Heike Dreschler. The stately Russian was a former European junior champion (2009) and World youth champion (2007).

In light of her stellar performance at such a young age, expect Klishina to be a mainstay in major championships of the future.

Read about Darya’s first major senior title here

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Photos from Life, s3.gzt.ru, and Erik van Leeuwen

Klishina is as comfortable in front of the fashion cameras as she is on the track. With her good looks and status as one of the best long jumpers in the world, Klishina is on the fast track to widespread popularity.

Watch Darya’s Men’s Health Interview

In 2011, Darya won her first senior continental title at the European Indoor Championships in Paris. Nursing an ankle injury (which required surgery after the season), Klishina limped into 7th place at the Daegu World Championships. Her best leap was a mere 6.50m – a far cry from her personal best of 7.05m (2011).

With the London Olympics months away, a healthy Darya Klishina is within range to wrest the coveted gold medal from her rivals.

 

Article by Joboy Quintos

 

Additional Links:

IAAF article (Klishina’s Russian junior record)

European Athletics

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11 responses to “Track Beauty of the Week: Darya Klishina (Дарья Клишина)

  1. jumbolazo July 12, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    ahlayk!! :D

  2. pinoyhalfmiler July 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Indeed, she’s beautiful. She looks like a doll!

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  10. Muze Magazine July 30, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    We Love Darya Kilshina at muzemagazine.com and have the best and biggest collection of beautiful London Olympics athletes 2012. — See Darya’s amazing feature here! http://muzemagazine.com/2012/07/darya-klishina-olympics-2012/

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