Ksenija Balta (born 1 November 1986) is an Estonian long jumper, sprinter and heptathlete. She won the long jump at the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Athletics.[1]

Ksenija Balta
Ksenija Balta Doha 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKsenija Balta
Born (1986-11-01) 1 November 1986 (age 33)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Country Estonia
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump, sprint, heptathlon
ClubTallinna SS Kalev
Coached byAndrei Nazarov
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Long jump: 6.87 m (NR)
Heptathlon: 6,180

CareerEdit

Balta finished 14th in pentathlon at the 2005 European Indoor Championships and won the bronze medal in heptathlon at the 2005 European Junior Championships. She also competed in long jump and 100 metres at the 2006 European Championships and in long jump at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She won the gold medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships with a 6.87 meter jump in the fourth round.

Balta's personal best score in heptathlon is 6,180 points, achieved in July 2006 in Arles; in long jump 6.87 meters, achieved in 2009 in Turin (indoor) and in 2010 in Tallinn (outdoor);[2] in 100 metres 11.47, achieved in 2006 in Gothenburg; and in 200 metres 23.05 in 2006 in Arles. She holds national outdoor records in 100 metres, 200 metres and long jump. She also holds indoor national records in 50 metres, 60 m hurdles and long jump.

Her coach is Andrei Nazarov.

Major competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Estonia
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 14th Pentathlon 3,711
European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd Heptathlon 5,747
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 100 m 11.47
23rd (q) Long jump 6.03 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th (q) Long jump 6.38 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd Long jump 6.65 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 1st Long jump 6.87 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th Long jump 6.62 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 5th Long jump 6.58 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th Long jump 6.63 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 200 m DSQ
16th (q) Long jump 6.53 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 7th Long jump 6.60 m
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th Long jump 6.65 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th Long jump 6.79 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 5th Long jump 6.79 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 25th (q) Long jump 6.15 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th Long jump 6.57 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 6th Long jump 6.49 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Balta, Ksenija" (in Estonian). ESBL.
  2. ^ Semiskar, Siim (8 August 2010). "Ksenija Balta hüppas uue Eesti rekordi" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-08-08.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Kaia Kanepi
Epp Mäe
Estonian Female Athlete of the Year
2009
2016
Succeeded by
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
Julia Beljajeva