Lisa Ryzih

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Lisa Ryzih
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Personal information
Full name Elizaveta Ryzih
Born (1988-09-27) 27 September 1988 (age 28)
Omsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Country  Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 4.75 m indoor, 4.73 m outdoor

Elizaveta "Lisa" Ryzih (born 27 September 1988 in Omsk, Soviet Union) is a German pole vault athlete.

She is the younger sister of fellow pole vaulter Anastasija Reiberger (Nastja Ryjikh).


She won at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Athletics and then set a personal best of 4.30 m for gold at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics at the age of 15. She attempted to be the first athlete to win consecutive titles at the 2005 World Youth Championships, but she managed only 4.05 m for fifth place.[1] Ryzih was the favourite to retain her title at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics but failed to clear the opening height in the final after three attempts.[2]

Ryzih was fourth at the 2007 European Athletics Junior Championships and also won gold at the 2009 European Under-23 Athletics Championships in the women's pole vault in Kaunas. On 30 July 2010, she recorded a personal best of 4.65 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. This gained her the bronze medal, the first international medal of her senior career.

2017 Career[edit]

In Feb. 2017 Lisa Ryzih competed in German Indoor Championships in Leipzig where she got the first place with a jump of 4.65m, with the silver and bronze medals going to 4.40 and 4.30m, respectively.[3] She participated in 2017 Belgrade European's Indoor Athletics meet in 4 March as a top contender and finished second place and getting silver medal with a jump of 4.75m, setting a new indoor personal best.[4]

The IAAF profile of Lisa Ryzih including her personal best records can be found here.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 1st 4.05 m
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st 4.30 m
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 4th (q) 4.00 m1
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 4th 4.20 m
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st 4.50 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 4.65 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 7th 4.50 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 4.40 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 4.45 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 4.55 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 4th 4.60 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 8th (q) 4.55 m2
World Championships Beijing, China 12th 4.60 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 4.70 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th 4.50 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 2nd 4.75 m PB

1No mark in the final
2Did not start in the final

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