Aníta Hinriksdóttir

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Aníta Hinriksdóttir
Aníta Hinriksdóttir Rieti 2013.jpg
Aníta Hinriksdóttir in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Aníta Hinriksdóttir
Nationality Icelandic
Born (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 21)
Reykjavík
Sport
Country  Iceland
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m
Club ÍR
Coached by Gunnar Páll Jóakimsson[1]

Aníta Hinriksdóttir (born 13 January 1996 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic middle-distance track athlete who competes in the 800 meter distance. She holds the Iceland national record in the 800m of 2:00.49,[2] and placed 4th in the women's 800m at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics. On 14 July 2013 Aníta won the 800 metres 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Donetsk, Ukraine. On 20 July 2013 Aníta won the 800 metres at the 2013 European Junior Championships in Athletics. These achievements make her the first person to win gold medals at both the World Youth championships in athletics and the European Junior Championships in athletics.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 800 m 2:03.23
2013 European Indoor Championships Göteborg, Sweden 11th (sf) 800 m 2:04.72
Games of the Small States of Europe Luxembourg, Luxembourg 1st 400 m 54.29
1st 800 m 2:04.60
1st 4 × 400 m 3:40.97
World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 1st 800 m 2:01.13
European Junior Championships Rieti, Italy 1st 800 m 2:01.14
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland - (h) 800 m DQ
World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 6th (sf) 800 m 2:04.991
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 11th (sf) 800 m 2:02.45
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 5th 800 m 2:02.74
Games of the Small States of Europe Reykjavik, Iceland 2nd 800 m 2:09.10
1st 1500 m 4:26.37
1st 4 × 400 m 3:44.31
World Championships Beijing, China 20th (h) 800 m 2:01.01
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 5th 800 m 2:02.58
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th 800 m 2:02.55
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20th (h) 800 m 2:00.14
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 3rd 800 m 2:01.25
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 800 m 2:05.02

1Did not finish in the final

Personal Bests[edit]

Outdoor

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 54.29 Luxembourg,  Luxembourg 29 May 2013
800 m 2:00.14 (NR) Rio de Janeiro Olympics,  Brazil 17 August 2016
1500 m 4:16.51 Banska Bystrica,  Slovakia 23 June 2013
2000 m steeplechase 6:34.80 (NR) Växjö,  Sweden 19 August 2012

Indoor

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 54.21 Reykjavik,  Iceland 6 February 2016
800 m 2:01.18 (NR) Reykjavík,  Iceland 4 February 2017
1500 m 4:19.31 (NR) Reykjavik,  Iceland 26 January 2014

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sweden Angelica Bengtsson
Women's European Athletics Rising Star of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Russia Mariya Kuchina