Hanna Mariën

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Hanna Mariën
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Medal record
Competitor for  Belgium
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Bronze 2007 Osaka 4x100 m relay
Summer Universiade
Bronze 2007 Bangkok 200 m

Hanna Emilie[1] Mariën (born 16 May 1982) is a Belgian sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres.[2] She was born in Herentals. Her personal best time on the individual distance is 22.68 seconds, achieved in July 2006 in Brussels. She has 11.41 seconds in the 100 metres.

Athletics[edit]

She reached the semi-final at the 2006 European Championships and won the bronze medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade. At the 2007 World Championships she won a bronze medal in 4x100 m relay, together with teammates Olivia Borlée, Élodie Ouédraogo and Kim Gevaert. With 42.75 seconds the team set a new Belgian record.

Mariën represented Belgium at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Gevaert, Borlée and Ouédraogo. In their first round heat they placed first in front of Great Britain, Brazil and Nigeria. Their time of 42.92 seconds was the third time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result they qualified for the final in which they sprinted to a time of 42.54 seconds and the second place behind Russia but in front of Nigeria to take the silver medal, missing out on the gold medal with 0.23 seconds.[2]

Bob sleighing[edit]

After saying goodbye to athletics in 2012, Mariën turned her professional sporting career to bobsleighing. With the national bobsleigh team, she participated at the 2014 Winter Olympics, where she and Elfje Willemsen ended sixth in the two woman bob.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bobsleigh: Athletes – Sochi". sochi2014.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Athlete biography: Hanna Marien, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 27, 2008
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Kevin van der Perren
Flagbearer for  Belgium
Sochi 2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent