Aníta Hinriksdóttir

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Aníta Hinriksdóttir
Aníta Hinriksdóttir Rieti 2013.jpg
Aníta Hinriksdóttir in 2013.
Personal information
Full nameAníta Hinriksdóttir
NationalityIcelandic
Born (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 23)
Reykjavík
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
Country Iceland
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 m, 800 m, 1500 m
ClubÍR
Coached byGunnar Páll Jóakimsson[2]

Aníta Hinriksdóttir (born 13 January 1996) is an Icelandic middle-distance track athlete who competes in the 800 meter distance. She set the Iceland national record in the 800 m of 2:00.49,[3] and came 4th in the women's 800m at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics.

Aníta was born in Reykjavík. On 14 July 2013 she 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. She then represented Iceland at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Women's 800 m event. She set another Icelandic national record in the 800 metres with a time of 2:00.14 but just failed to qualify to the semifinals.

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
World Championships London, United Kingdom 37th (h) 800 m 2:03.45
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 23rd (h) 1500 m 4:15.73
European Championships Berlin, Germany 11h (h) 800 m 2:02.152

1Did not finish in the final
2Disqualified in the semifinals

Personal Bests[edit]

Outdoor

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 54.29 Luxembourg,  Luxembourg 29 May 2013
800 m 2:00.05 (NR) Bislett Games, Oslo,  Norway 15 June 2017
1000 m 2:36.63 (NR) Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, Hengelo,  Netherlands 24 May 2015
1500 m 4:06.43 (NR) Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, Hengelo,  Netherlands 11 June 2017
Mile 4:29.20 (NR) Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, Hengelo,  Netherlands 3 June 2018
2000 m steeplechase 6:34.80 (NR) Nordic Junior Championships, Växjö,  Sweden 19 August 2012

Indoor

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 54.21 Reykjavik,  Iceland 6 February 2016
600 m 1:27.65 (NR) Íslandsmet, Reykjavik,  Iceland 19 December 2014
800 m 2:01.18 (NR) Reykjavik International Games, Reykjavík,  Iceland 4 February 2017
1000 m 2:43.22 (NR) Reykjavik,  Iceland 15 December 2012
1500 m 4:09.54 (NR) PSD Bank Meeting, Reykjavik,  Iceland 6 February 2018
4 x 200 m relay 1:38.54 (NR) 9th Bikarkeppni, Hafnarfjörður,  Iceland 28 February 2015
4 x 400 m relay 3:49.12 (NR) Icelandic Championships, Reykjavik,  Iceland 10 February 2013

Personal life[edit]

Aníta is the niece of long-distance runner Martha Ernstdóttir[4] who competed in the women's marathon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EAA profile". European Athletics. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. ^ Sigur hja anitu Snorri Fjordi Archived 10 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine fri.is
  3. ^ "Aníta Hinriksdóttir – Upplýsingar úr afrekaskrá Frjálsíþróttasambands Íslands". Afrek.fri.is. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (1 March 2013). "Eins og fiðrildi upp Esjuna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Martha Ernstdóttir". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

External links[edit]

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