Saladuha at the 2013 World Championships
4 June 1983 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
Saladuha took up athletics at the same club as Sergey Bubka, originally as a sprint hurdler before switching to triple jumping. In 1998 she set a European age-group record of 13.32 meters. Subsequently she finished fifth at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics. After struggling with injuries for the next two years and briefly retiring from the sport, she made steady progress, finishing fourth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and winning the gold at the 2007 Summer Universiade with a personal best of 14.79 meters.
At the end of 2008 Saladuha took a year out of competition to start a family, giving birth to a daughter, Diana. She subsequently returned to competition in 2010, winning gold at the European Championships in Barcelona. The following year she set a new personal best at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, where she jumped 14.98 meters, and she then went on to take the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu.
|Outdoor||Long Jump||6.37m||14 May 2006||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Triple Jump||14.99m||29 June 2012||Helsinki, Finland|
|Indoor||Long Jump||6.31m||22 February 2006||Sumy, Ukraine|
|Triple Jump||14.88m||29 June 2013||Gothenburg, Swenden|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
- Mulkeen, Jon (2 September 2011). "Inspired by Lebedeva, Saladuha continues post-childbirth return with second big title". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Les relais suisses du 4 x 100 m voient leur rêve s'envoler" [Swiss Relay 4 x 100m see their dream evaporate]. Tribune de Genève (in French). 17 August 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015.