Savva Lika

Savva Lika (Greek: Σάββα Λίκα, Albanian: Vojsava Lika born 27 June 1970) is a retired javelin thrower who represented Greece.

Savva Lika
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Savva Lika in Osaka, 2007
Personal information
Born (1970-06-27) June 27, 1970 (age 49)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Country Greece
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Life and athletic competitionsEdit

Lika was born Vojsava Lika in Krujë District, Albania,the daughter of ethnic Albanian parents. She is of the Albanian Orthodox faith. She represented her native Albania prior to 2002. On October 11, 1987, under trained from coach Enver Mysja at only 17, she became champion of Albania and set a new national record of javelin throw with 53.30m.[1]

She migrated to Greece in 1997.[2]

Her personal best throw is 63.13 metres, achieved at the 2007 World Championships, August 2007 in Osaka, in which she took the 5th place.

She retired after the Hellenic Championship in 2014.

HonoursEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Greece
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 9th 60.91 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 56.81 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 6th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 63.13 m (PB)
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 15th (q) 59.11 m
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st 60.97 m [3]
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 60.29 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 56.25 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 27th (q) 57.06 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dizdar, Besnik (3 September 2007). "Vojsava Lika e Greqisë – fenomeni shqiptar i Osaka 2007". Zemrashqiptare.
  2. ^ Brief 2008 Olympic profiles
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2015-04-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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