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Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Answers the 10-for-10 Quiz

The top-notch Russian long jumper, Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Юлия Витальевна Пидлужная, answers the 10-for-10 quiz!

The Russians, since the days of the former Soviet Union, have always produced top caliber jumpers. Yuliya is amongst the new generation of the Russian jumping tradition. The graceful athlete has personal bests of 6.84m outdoors and 6.75m indoors.

Read: “Track Beauty of the Week: Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Юлия Витальевна Пидлужная”

Pidluzhnaya at European Indoors (Photo from Yuliya)

She has reached the podium of several major international events, most notably at the fiercely fought 2011 European Indoor Championships long jump final, where she leaped to 6.75m and won the bronze medal behind compatriot Darya Klishina and Portugal’s Naide Gomes. At the 2011 World University Games in Shenzen, Yuliya’s best mark of 6.56m brought home the silver medal.

From 2009 to 2010, Yuliya improved her jumping by an impressive 0.33m. Pidluzhnaya has been ranked as a top tier long jumper ever since.

1.) How did you get started with athletics?

[I] started to be engaged with school [-based athletics at] age 14 years.

2.) What’s the most memorable moment of your athletics career?

I remember [very well] the first time [I competed at a major international championship] of the world. [The experience] [have] not [been] forgotten.

Yuliya with her Universiade silver (Photo from vestnik-lesnoy.ru)

3.) What is your life long dream?

In life I dream of the family.

4.) Let’s lighten up a bit! What’s your favorite outfit?

Most of all I like to wear dresses since they I emphasize character of the girl.

5.) What is your favorite sports movie?

The favorite sports film isn’t present. [I don’t have a favorite]

6.) What’s the best pump-up song of all-time?

I listen to various music, everything depends with all the heart.

7.) If you could spend the rest of your days at any place in the world, which would you choose?

I would like to be on the island of Cyprus.

8.) What do you do in your free time?

[I don’t have] enough free time, but I like  to be photographed and go [to a trip] by the car.

Yuliya has both amazing leaping ability and great fashion sense. (Photo from Yuliya)

9.) Name three things you just can’t live without:

High heels, the car, sports shoes.

10.) What advice would you give to the young athletes of today?

To work and be able to wait, love the business.

Track Beauty of the Week: Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Юлия Витальевна Пидлужная

Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Юлия Витальевна Пидлужная is this week’s track beauty!

Pidluzhnaya burst into the senior scene with her bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships in France. The Russian long jumper, made it a 1-3 punch for the athletics powerhouse nation, leaping 6.75m in the final.

Read: Yuliya Pidluzhnaya Answers the 10-for-10 Quiz


Photos from Getty Images and RusAthletics.com

The 22-year old also placed 3rd at the European Junior Championships back in 2007. A year later, she finished 8th in qualifying at the World Junior Championships in Beijing. Pidluzhnaya has an outdoor personal best of 6.84m set in 2010 – a world class mark in women’s long jumping. ith her podium finish in Paris, Pidluzhnaya had solidified her spot among the long list of elite Russian long jumpers.

Yuliya won silver at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzen, China. Her best leap of 6.56m was good enough for second place behind compatriot Anna Nazarova. Her 2012 start wasn’t as impressive as the previous year. To date, the Russian has an indoor best of 6.60m. Pidluzhnaya, however, could only muster a modest 6.28m mark at the Russian National team championships in Sochi, the first major Russian outdoor meeting this year.

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