Lucia Hrivnák Klocová
Lucia Klocová at the 2010 European Championships
20 November 1983 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||56 kg (123 lb)|
|Event(s)||800 metres, 1500 metres|
Lucia Klocová (born November 20, 1983 in Martin) is a Slovak middle distance athlete, who specialises in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. She represented Slovakia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. She has also reached the semi-finals of the World Championships in Athletics on five occasions.
She was a highly successful junior athlete, winning the bronze medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships and then going on to become the 2001 European Junior Champion. The following year she improved one place on the global stage, taking a silver medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships. Stepping up an age level, she won the silver at the 2003 European Athletics U23 Championships.
She set a personal best in the 800 m at the 2008 Meeting Gaz de France in Paris. Her time of 1:58.51 was a step towards Gabriela Sedláková's Slovakian record of 1:58.37, but it was overshadowed by Pamela Jelimo's African record run.
Klocová reached her first senior final at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, and she just missed out on a medal with a fourth-place finish in the women's 800 m. She broke Andrea Sollarova's seventeen-year-old national record over 1500 metres at the Athletics Bridge meet in Dubnica later that year. Her time of 4:08.86 was enough for second place behind Olympic finalist Anna Mishchenko, who set a meet record. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the 1500 m final, finishing in seventh place.
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- "Lucia Klocová Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
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- Official website (Slovak)