Ineta Radēviča

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Ineta Radēviča
Ineta Radeviča Barcelona 2010.jpg
Radēviča at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Nationality Latvian
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 33)
Krāslava, Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country  Latvia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long jump: 6.92 m

Ineta Radēviča (born 13 July 1981 in Krāslava, Soviet Union) is a retired Latvian athlete, competing in the long jump and triple jump.

Radēviča won the bronze medal in the 2003 European U-23 championship. She has also won two NCAA championships, while competing for the University of Nebraska. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she was 13th in the triple jump and 20th in the long jump. Radēviča became popular after posing nude for Playboy magazine before the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] She finished fifth at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships and eighth at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. By the time 2008 Summer Olympics were held, she was pregnant and missed the competition.

At the 2010 European Championships she won the long jump event with a new Latvian record of 6.92 metres. In 2011 she won the bronze medal in the World Championships in Daegu with a result of 6.76 metres.[3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics she placed fourth, with Janay DeLoach finishing just one centimeter ahead of her. Afterwards she realised her dream of earning an Olympic medal was not going to happen, and she retired to devote herself to her family, ending her professional career.

Radēviča was coached by Evgeny Ter-Ovanesov.[4]

She is married to Russian ice hockey player Petr Schastlivy and has a son.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Latvia
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 14.04 m (TJ)
3rd 6.70 m (LJ)
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th 6.53 m (LJ)
20th 14.12 m (TJ)
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th 6.34 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 6.92 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 6.76 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 6.55 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4th 6.88 m

Personal bests[edit]

Event Record Venue Year
Long jump 6.92 m Barcelona, Spain 2010
Triple jump 14.12 m Athens, Greece 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ineta Radēviča". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ineta Radeviča: "Šķīrusies, gaidu mīlestību"". Apollo.lv. 2006. Retrieved 2010.  (Latvian)
  3. ^ Lācis, Viesturs (28 August 2011). "Pēc 28 gadu pārtraukuma Latvijai pasaules bronzu izcīna Radeviča" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Orlov, Rostislav (14 January 2007). "Jumpers fly high at Moscow ‘Christmas Cup’". IAAF. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota
Latvian Sportsperswoman of the Year
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Anastasija Grigorjeva