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Svetlana Mikhaylovna Radzivil (Russian: Светлана Михайловна Радзивил; born 17 January 1987 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR) is an Uzbekistani high jumper. She is among Asia's top female high jumpers. She won the Asian Games title three times running (2010 to 2018) and was the Asian champion in 2015. She has also won two silver and one bronze medal at the Asian Athletics Championships. She is a two-time champion at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships (2006 and 2014). She is a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012 and 2016).

Svetlana Radzivil
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Personal information
Born (1987-01-17) January 17, 1987 (age 32)
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Country Uzbekistan
SportAthletics
Event(s)High jump

She was born in Tashkent. She finished ninth at the 2003 World Youth Championships and thirteenth at the 2004 World Junior Championships. In 2006, she won the 2006 World Junior Championships, in a new personal best jump of 1.91 metres,[1] and finished seventh at the 2006 Asian Games.[citation needed] She jumped 1.91 again in 2007. In 2008, she competed at the Olympic Games.[1] She won the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games with a jump of 1.94 metres ahead of China's Xingjuan Zheng who claimed silver with her season’s best jump of 1.92 m and Uzbekistan's Nadiya Dusanova who took home the bronze with a best leap of 1.89 m. She won gold medal in Asian Games 2018, with games record of 1.96 meters[2] beating Nadiya Dusanova 1.94 m.

Her personal best jump is 1.98 metres, achieved in May 2008 in Tashkent.[1] This is the Asian record, although she shares it with two athletes: Nadejda Dusanova and Yekaterina Yevseyeva.[3]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Uzbekistan
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 19th (q) 1.70 m
Asian Junior Championships Bangkok, Thailand 4th 1.76 m
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 9th 1.75 m
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 6th 1.75 m
2004 Asian Junior Championships Ipoh, Malaysia 2nd 1.80 m
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 13th 1.75 m
2006 Asian Indoor Championships Pattaya, Thailand 1st 1.91 m
Asian Junior Championships Macau 1st 1.90 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 1st 1.91 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 7th 1.84 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 18th (q) 1.89 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 21st (q) 1.89 m
Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam 4th 1.87 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 3rd 1.87 m
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st 1.95 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 2nd 1.92 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 1.93 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 8th 1.92 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 7th 1.97 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 2nd 1.88 m
2014 Asian Indoor Championships Hangzhou, China 1st 1.96 m
World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 14th (q) 1.88 m
Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 1st 1.94 m
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 1st 1.91 m
World Championships Beijing, China 9th 1.88 m
2016 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 1.92 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13th 1.88 m
2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia 1st 1.96 m
2019 Asian Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 1.88 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Svetlana Radzivil at IAAF. Retrieved on 4 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Athletics - Women's High Jump | Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang". Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  3. ^ "Triple Jump Records". IAAF. Retrieved 4 April 2009.

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