4x100m relay 4x400m relay 10-for-10 100m 100m dash 100m hurdles 110m high hurdles 110m hurdles 200m 200m dash 400m 400m hurdles 800m 2012 London Olympics ABL allen johnson Aries Merritt ateneo ateneo basketball league Ateneo Track & Field Athletics Barcelona basketball boxing carl lewis Celeb christophe lemaitre D2003 Daegu Darya Klishina Darya Klishina (Дарья Клишина) david oliver dayron robles derek redmond Diamond League European Championships football Helsinki henry dagmil heptathlon high jump hurdles injury Istanbul Javelin Jumps liu xiang Liu Xiang (刘翔) London Long Jump Manny Pacquiao marestella torres Moro olympics Philippines plyometrics pole vault Rene Herrera rizal Russia sprints Track & Field track beauty track beauty of the week training triple jump Tyson Gay uaap ultra Usain Bolt Verena Sailer weights World Championships World Indoor Championships Yohan Blake
Track Beauty of the Week: Karin Storbacka
June 25, 2011Posted by on
Karin Storbacka is this week’s track beauty!
The Finn is a versatile talent, competing in the 400m dash and the 800m run. Through the years, Storbacka had Finnish national titles in the 400m dash, the 4x400m relay and the 800m run.
Photos from karinstorbacka.fi
She dished out a classy performance at the 2009 Finnish Championships, where she won double titles in the 400m dash (53.87s) and the 800m run (2:05.11), ala the great Alberto Juantorena. Storbacka also added a 4x100m relay bronze medal to her formidable haul.
The in-form Finn reached the 800m semi-finals of the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Torino, running 2:05.17 in qualifying. Storbacka failed to advance, however, as she placed sixth in her semi-final.
Most recently, she competed at the 1st League of the European Team Championships in held Izmir, Turkey. Storbacka finished in ninth place (2:08.76). At the end of the two-day hostilities, Finland ranked eighth in a field of twelve countries, failing to advance to the more prestigious Super League.
Article by Joboy Quintos