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Daily Archives: August 21, 2011
August 21, 2011Posted by on
Linda Allen is this week’s track beauty!
Allen’s resume is dazzling. The Australian is a two time national triple jump champion. She placed 8th at the 2006 World Junior Championships and has represented Australia in high-level international meets like the 2006 World Cup in Athens and, most recently, the 2011 World University Games in Shenzen.
The 24-year old is also an entrepreneur, having established eleven fitness studios despite her young age. Allen also models on the side and even participated at the 2011 Miss Universe Australia beauty pageant.
In 2000, the then 13-year old hopped, stepped and skipped her way to national consciousness as she won her the Australian U14 title (11.25m). She missed out on the U16 gold a year later, but redeemed herself with a high quality 11.85m mark in 2002. Two years after topping the Australian juniors, Allen had a breakout year in 2006 as she registered an impressive 13.36m to clinch an Australian Open National title.
The prodigious triple jumper-slash-entrepreneur-slash-model has a personal best of 13.82m set on May this year. With barely a year to go before London, attaining the Olympic “B” standard is almost close to fruition.