Gretta Taslakian

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Gretta Taslakian
Personal information
Born (1985-08-16) 16 August 1985 (age 29)
Ghadir, Lebanon
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Sport
Country  Lebanon
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200 metres
Club Inter-Lebanon (Lebanon)

Gretta Taslakian (born 16 August 1985 in Ghadir, Lebanon) is a Lebanese sprinter of Armenian descent who specializes in the 200 metres. She is the first Lebanese woman to participate in two and three Olympic Games.[1] Gretta is the current Lebanese national record holder in the outdoor 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters and indoor 60 meters and 200 meters. She was also a member of the record holding team in the outdoor 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay.

Biography[edit]

She was born on August 16, 1985 in Ghadir, Lebanon to Lebanese-Armenian parents.

Gretta came in second place at the 11th Asian Junior Athletic Championships in the 200 metres.

She competed at the 2001 World Championships, the 2003 World Indoor Championships and the 2004 World Indoor Championships, where she set the indoor 200 meter Lebanese national record at 25.80.

She set a new national record in the women's 200 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

She competed at the 2006 Asian Games in the 200 meters but was eliminated in the first heat.

Taslakian won two gold medals for Lebanon in the 2007 Pan Arab Games in Cairo, Egypt and achieved her personal best in the 200 metres is 23.56 seconds in the final of the 200 meters in November. She also competed at the 2007 World Championships without success.

She competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics representing Lebanon. At the first round of the 200 metres, Gretta ran in a time of 25.32 seconds, which was her season best, but not enough to qualifify to the next round.[2]

She came in eighth place at the 2010 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in the 60 meters. She also came in fourth place at the 2010 Asian Games in 200 meters and set a new national record in the 100 meters at 11.84.

She also competed at the 2011 Pan Arab Games, winning a silver medal in the 100 metres and a gold medal in the 200 metres.

Taslakian won a silver medal in the 200 metres at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Gretta married an Armenian man named Robert Kudjavakian in Cyprus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview With Gretta Taslakian - Lebanese Sprinter". tfs.ucoz.com. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Beijing 2008 Women's 200m Round 1 – Heat 6, Results at the Wayback Machine (archived August 22, 2008)
  3. ^ "Osama Rahbani’s Fiancée gets married to another guy". elbo.ws. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 

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