Track Beauty of the Week: Juliane Stolle

Juliane Stolle is this week’s track beauty!

The German 200m specialist made waves as a successful youth and junior sprinter, winning medals at the European Youth Games and qualifying for the semis of the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing. As an 18-year old in 2006, Stolle set competitive personal bests of 11.66s and 23.39s in the 100m dash and 200m dash, respectively.

Read: “On Juliane Stolle”

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The Olympic A- and B-standards for the two events were 11.32s/11.42s and 23.00s/23.20s. With two years to go before the Beijing Games, the prospects for the promising German junior champion were rosy.

But athletics can be unpredictable.

During the 2007 season, Stolle’s best time of 23.69s in the 200m paled in comparison to her 2006 standards. By 2008, the quality of her performances (high 24 and low 25 in the 200m dash) had fallen.

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