Savva Lika in Osaka, 2007
|Born||June 27, 1970|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|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.
She migrated to Greece in 1997.
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.
|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 |
|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|
- Dizdar, Besnik (3 September 2007). "Vojsava Lika e Greqisë – fenomeni shqiptar i Osaka 2007". Zemrashqiptare.
- Brief 2008 Olympic profiles
- "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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