Daily Archives: December 11, 2010

Track Beauty of the Week: Gretta Taslakian

Gretta Taslakian is this week’s track beauty!

The 25-year Lebanese sprinter qualified for the 2010 Asian Games 200m dash final last December, but finished beyond the medal standings. Taslakian has a personal best of 23.56s in the half-lap.

Taslakian at the 2007 Arab Games

She has competed in both the Athens and Beijing Olympic Games, without advancing from the preliminary rounds.

Nevertheless, she exudes a refreshing aura with her bright smile and ebullient demeanor, reminding this track aficionado of a middle-eastern counterpart of the ever-so-bubbly Lolo Jones! Just like Jones, Taslakian uses the internet well to interact with her fans – a rare habit among non-European and non-American track athletes.

Be a fan of Gretta Taslakian

Photos from azad-hye.org, Gretta Taslakian FB fan page, athleticsperformance.org

The Lebanese speedster once won silver in the 2004 Asian Junior Championships. The powerfully-built Taslakian has had much success in regional competitions, notching a double gold performance in the 2007 Pan-Arab Games.

Photos from teethless.vampire

Article by Joboy Quintos

Video credits:

georgekifai

yummymarshmellow

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