Viola Kleiser

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Viola Kleiser
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Personal information
Nationality Austrian
Born (1990-11-13) 13 November 1990 (age 26)
Wein, Austria
Education University of Missouri–Kansas City
University of Vienna[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Country  Austria
Sport Bobsleigh, athletics

Viola Kleiser (born (1990-11-13)November 13, 1990 in Vienna) is an Austrian bobsledder and sprinter.[2]

Before bobsleigh, Kleiser was a student-athlete at the University of Missouri–Kansas City where she majored in Psychology. Under the direction of head track coach Shameika McField, she ran short sprints and relays for the team.

Career[edit]

Best Times[edit]

Indoor-

  • 60 meters: 7.59 at NÖLV county championships (01/17/15)
  • 200 meters: 25.17 at The Summit League Championships, 2/15/12 (UMKC School Record)

Outdoor-

  • 100 meters: 11.68 Meeting at Kapfenberg, 7/20/14;
  • 200 meters: 24.07 at Austrian championships 08/03/14;
  • 400 meters: 56.62 at MU Relays, 3/24/12 [3]

Kleiser competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Austria. She teamed with driver Christina Hengster in the two-woman event, finishing 15th. She participated in the first two runs, before being replaced by Alexandra Tüchi.[4][5]

Kleiser made her World Cup debut in November 2013. As of April 2014, her best World Cup finish is 12th, at Calgary in 2013–14.[2]

Kleiser is currently competing in the 2015 European Games, the first of its kind, for her home country of Austria, in team athletics, and earned a silver medal.

Personal life[edit]

She was born to Sigrid Eysn and Christoph Kleiser on November 13, 1990. Viola has two sisters, Valerie Kleiser and Flora Kleiser.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 Universiade bio
  2. ^ a b FIBT Profile
  3. ^ a b [1]
  4. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". 
  5. ^ "Sochi2014.com profile". March 19, 2014. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014. 

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