Ksenija Balta

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Ksenija Balta
Ksenija Balta Doha 2010.jpg
Medal record
Competitor for Estonia Estonia
Women's Athletics
European Indoor Championships
Gold 2009 Turin Long jump
European Junior Championships
Bronze 2005 Kaunas Heptathlon

Ksenija Balta (born November 1, 1986 in Minsk, Belarus) is an Estonian long jumper, sprinter and heptathlete.

Biography[edit]

Balta finished fourteenth at the 2005 European Indoor Championships in pentathlon and won the bronze medal at the 2005 European Junior Championships in heptathlon. She also competed at the 2006 European Championships in long jump and 100 metres and on the 29th Olympic Games in long jump. She won the gold medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships, after jumping 6.87 in the fourth round.

Her personal best score in heptathlon is 6180 points, achieved in July 2006 in Arles; in long jump 6.87 meters, achieved in 2009 in Turin (indoor) and 2010 in Tallinn (outdoor);[1] in 100 metres 11.47, achieved in 2006 in Göteburg; and in 200 metres 23.05 in 2006 in Arles. She holds national outdoor records in 100 metres, 200 metres and long jump. She also holds indoor national records in 50 metres, 60 m hurdles and long jump.

Her coach is Andrei Nazarov.

As of 1 September 2009, Ksenija Balta is a member of the Estonian Centre Party.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Event Mark
Representing  Estonia
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 14th Pentathlon 3711 pts
European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd Heptathlon 5747 pts
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th 100m 11.47
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 23rd Long jump 6.03 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th Long jump 6.38 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd Long jump 6.65 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 1st Long jump 6.87 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th Long jump 6.62 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 5th Long jump 6.58 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th Long jump 6.63 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 200m DSQ
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 16th Long jump 6.53 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Semiskar, Siim (2010-08-08). "Ksenija Balta hüppas uue Eesti rekordi" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Ksenija Balta astus Keskerakonda". 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Kaia Kanepi
Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi