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Athletics: Retirement of Blanka Vlasic, star of the lofty soar


Croatian athlete Blanka Vlasic; a two-time world champion and two-time Olympic lofty soar medalist; has introduced that she is ending her profession on the age of 37; as a consequence of repeated accidents in recent times.

Athletics: Retirement of Blanka Vlasic, star of the excessive leap

Blanka Vlasic celebrates her bronze medal on the 2016 Rio Olympics.


“I attempted to heal my harm for years; hoping to obtain again towards the bar;” Blanka Vlasic wrote in an begin letter. These years believe been marked by “numerous rehab therapies and disappointments;” he mentioned. Vlasic had lengthy suffered Achilles tendon accidents and underwent a number of surgical procedures. “I knew the time hadjournaltimee (to retire) and I wasjournaltimepletely peaceful” with this resolution made “naturally;” added the champion.

Blanka Vlasic made her worldwide debut on the 2000 Olympics in Sydney on the age of 16. She was skilled by her father Josko Vlasic. 5 years later; he underwent thyroid surgical procedure from which he efficiently recovered.

World champion in 2007 and 2009 and named athlete of the 12 months in 2010; she has by no means been an Olympic champion; settling for a silver medal on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a bronze for Rio in 2016.

Her private greatest is 2.08m; the second-best end in historical past; simply behind the world record-holder of the Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova’s 2.09m.


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