Roslinda Samsu

Roslinda Samsu (born 9 June 1982 in Padang Terap) is a Malaysian pole vaulter.[1] She is a four-time defending champion at the Southeast Asian Games, and a silver medalist at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. She won the bronze medal at the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon, South Korea, but nearly missed out of the podium at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. She was also able to clear her personal best of 4.20 metres to capture the gold medal at the 2007 Asian Athletics Championships in Amman, Jordan.

Roslinda Samsu
Personal information
Nationality Malaysia
Born (1982-06-09) 9 June 1982 (age 38)
Padang Terap, Malaysia
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Event(s)Pole vault
Coached byMohd Mansahar Abdul Jalil

Roslinda represented Malaysia the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after reaching a qualifying mark of 4.30 metres in both the indoor and outdoor meets. She competed in the women's pole vault, an event which was prominently dominated by Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva. Roslinda cleared the bar in the preliminary rounds, with her seasonal best distance of 4.30 metres, tying her position with Australia's Alana Boyd, in eighth place for the group, and in sixteenth overall.[2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Malaysia
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 15th (q) 3.20 m
Asian Junior Championships Singapore 5th 3.40 m
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 4th 3.70 m
2001 Asian Junior Championships Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 2nd 3.70 m
Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd 3.80 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea NM
Southeast Asian Games Hanoi, Vietnam 3rd 3.60 m
2004 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 2nd 4.00 m
2005 Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 3rd 4.10 m
Southeast Asian Games Manila, Philippines 1st 4.10 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 4.25 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 2nd 4.30 m
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 1st 4.20 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 5th 4.20 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 23rd (q) 4.35 m
Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 1st 4.00 m
2008 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 4.10 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 16th (q) 4.30 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (q) 4.25 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 5th 3.60 m
Southeast Asian Games Vientiane, Laos 1st 4.15 m
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 1st 4.00 m
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 10th 3.95 m
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 5th 4.00 m
2011 Southeast Asian Games Palembang, Indonesia 1st 4.20 m


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Roslinda Samsu". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Women's Pole Vault Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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