Þórey Edda Elísdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Þórey Edda.

Þórey Edda Elísdóttir (born 30 June 1977 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic former pole vaulter. Her personal best is 4.60 metres, achieved in July 2004 in Madrid. This is also the current national Icelandic record. At the 2008 Summer Olympics she did not qualify for final with the result 4.15 metres.

Þórey Edda got her university degree in engineering at the University of Iceland.

She stood as a candidate for the Left-Green Movement in the Icelandic parliamentary election, 2003 but did not succeed in winning a seat.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Iceland
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 9th 3.70 m [1]
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 16th (q) 3.80 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 23rd (q) 3.80 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 9th 4.20 m
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 4.15 m [2]
World Championships Seville, Spain 13th 4.15 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 22nd (q) 4.00 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 4.45 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 11th 4.20 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th (q) 4.35 m
World Championships Paris, France 11th NM
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 15th (q) 4.20 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 4.55 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 4.35 m
2005 Games of the Small States of Europe Andorra la Vella, Andorra 1st 4.40 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th (q) 4.15 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 4.20 m
2007 Games of the Small States of Europe Fontvieille, Monaco 2nd 4.10 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th (q) 4.35 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 23rd (q) 4.15 m


  1. ^ Panayotis Christopoulos. "1997 European Championships under 23". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on December 16, 2004. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  2. ^ [1]

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