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Track Beauty of the Week: Ineta Radeviča
September 25, 2010Posted by on
Ineta Radeviča is this week’s track beauty!
For years since winning a double bronze medal in the long (6.70m) and triple jumps (14.04m) in the 2003 U-23 Bydgoszcz European Championships, Radeviča languished under the athletics radar. The Latvian missed the 2008 Beijing Olympics whilst pregnant with her first child.
Although she qualified for long jump final in several major meets, a podium finish remained elusive. Her personal best of 6.80m (2005) lasted until the 2010 Barcelona European Championships – where the Latvian unexpectedly leaped to 6.92m and the gold medal!
Radevica is the second Latvian to become European Champion, following the footsteps of the sprint hurdler, Staņislavs Olijars (Gold, Goteborg 2006).
The 29-year old outclassed a quality field composed of 2003 World Indoor Championships silver medalist Naide Gomes (POR), whom she beat on countback; and Olga Kucharenko (RUS) owner of several 7-meter jumps this season.