Lucia Hrivnák Klocová

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Lucia Hrivnák Klocová
Lucia Klocová.jpg
Lucia Klocová at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Nationality  Slovakia
Born (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 33)
Martin, Slovakia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
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.[1]

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.[2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the 1500 m final, finishing in seventh place.[3]

She is coached by Pavel Slouka and her club is AK ZTS Martin, where she returned after 8 years spent in Slávia UK Bratislava.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Slovakia
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago de Chile 3rd 800 m 2:04.00
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st 800 m 2:03.76
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 2nd 800 m 2:01.73
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 800 m 2:05.02
World Championships Paris, France 10th (sf) 800 m 2:00.73
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th (sf) 800 m 2:00.79
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 5th 800 m 2:06.40
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th (sf) 800 m 2:00.64
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (sf) 800 m 2:00.63
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th (sf) 800 m 1:58.62
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th 800 m 1:58.94
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 11th (sf) 800 m 1:58.80
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 800 m 2:00.05
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (sf) 800 m 2:01.56
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 800 m 1:59.48
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 20th (sf) 800 m 2:01.85
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 800 m 2:01.38
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th 1500 m 4:12.64
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 16th (h) 1500 m 4:14.77
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 13th (sf) 800 m 1:59.14
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 10th 1500 m 4:35.61
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 28th (h) 800 m 2:00.57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris (2008-07-18). Jelimo 1:54.97; Robles 12.88; Wariner 43.86 in Paris - ÅF Golden League, Paris. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
  2. ^ Juck, Alfons (2010-08-24). Shot putters rule in Dubnica. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
  3. ^ "Lucia Klocová Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  4. ^ Z Lucie je už bežkyňa pod dve minúty, SME [1]

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