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Track Beauty of the Week: Christina Vukicevic Љубица Вукићевић
August 15, 2010Posted by on
Christina Vukicevic (Љубица Кристина Вукићевић) is this week’s Track Beauty!
As a junior, Christina won silver medals at the European and World Junior Championships. She also topped the European U-23 Championships in 2009. The then 20-year Vukicevic made her major championship debut at the Osaka World Championships. The Norwegian did not progress beyond qualifying, but clocked a then personal best of 13.07s.
The young Vukicevic had the makings of a championship performer, it seemed, as she shaved off two-hundredths of a second from her erstwhile lifetime best at the Beijing Olympics. Although she fared a little better at her heat (4th place), the Norwegian still did not progress to the next round.
A year later at the Berlin World Championships, Christina made it as far as the semifinals, where she clocked yet another personal best! At the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, the Norwegian record holder missed out on a podium finish, as she finished in fourth place. The hurdler clocked a competitive 12.78s, four-hundredths of a second from her lifetime best of 12.74s.
Christina finally won her first major championship medal as a senior at the European Indoor Championships in Paris. She set a new Norwegian record of 7.83s in the 60m hurdles.
Article by Joboy Quintos