Track Beauty of the Week: Silvia Salis

Silvia Salis is this week’s track beauty (well, strictly speaking, Salis is a field beauty)!

As a junior, the Italian ranked 12th at the World Junior Championships in Grossetto back in 2004.  Salis has shown steady improvement in the past few years.  At the regional level, Salis is a force to be reckoned with, having been crowned Mediterranean Games champion in 2009. However, the 25-year old hammer thrower has yet land the podium in a major international meet.


Photos from, Wikipedia and

In 2008, Salis had a breakout season, throwing beyond the 70-meter mark for the first time (70.42m).


Photos from and Zimbio/Getty Images

However, she failed to replicate her stellar form in the Beijing Olympics, where she placed disappointed 42nd place, notching a sub-standard 62.28m throw in qualifying.

Salis threw the hammer to a new personal best distance of 71.77m in 2009. A year later, she barged into the top 8 of the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona.

Article by Joboy Quintos


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