Alina Talay in Pedro's Cup in Łódź (2016)
|Born||14 May 1989|
Orsha, Soviet Union
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||54 kg (119 lb)|
|Event(s)||100 metres hurdles|
|Coached by|| Viktor Myasnikov. |
Philip Winfried (2015–)
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m hurdles: 12.41 (2018)|
60 m hurdles: 7.85 (2015)
Alina Henadzeuna Talay (Belarusian : Аліна Генадзеўна Талай; born 14 May 1989) is a Belarusian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.
Belarusian is an official language of Belarus, along with Russian, and is also spoken in Russia, Poland and Ukraine. Before Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the language was only known in English as Byelorussian or Belorussian, transliterating the Russian name, белорусский язык Belorusskiy yazyk, or alternatively as White Ruthenian or White Russian. Following independence, it has acquired the additional name Belarusian.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and some of the jumping events take place. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.
The 100 metres hurdles, or 100-meter hurdles, is a track and field event run mainly by women. For the race, ten hurdles of a height of 83.8 centimetres (33.0 in) are placed along a straight course of 100 metres (109.36 yd). The first hurdle is placed after a run-up of 13 metres from the starting line. The next 9 hurdles are set at a distance of 8.5 metres from each other, and the home stretch from the last hurdle to the finish line is 10.5 metres long. The hurdles are set up so that they will fall over if bumped into by the runner, but weighted so this is disadvantageous. Fallen hurdles do not count against runners provided that they do not run into them on purpose. Like the 100 metres sprint, the 100 m hurdles begins with athletes in starting blocks.
She was fourth in the event at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics and won the bronze medal at the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships a year after. Talay began competing in the senior ranks in 2009 and was a semi-finalist in the 60 metres hurdles at the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships. She dipped under 13 seconds for the 100 m hurdles for the first time in 2010 and ended the year having a personal best of 12.87 seconds. That year she was a semi-finalist at both the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2010 European Athletics Championships.
The 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 2008 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held in Bydgoszcz in Poland at the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium between 8 and 13 July 2008. Previously Bydgoszcz hosted the 1999 World Youth Championships.
The 7th European Athletics U23 Championships were held between 16 and 19 July 2009 in the S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium in Kaunas, Lithuania.
60 metres hurdles is a distance in hurdling which is generally run in indoor competitions. It is equivalent with the first 60 metres including the first 5 hurdles of a standard outdoor hurdle race. The current women's and men's world records are 7.68 seconds and 7.30 seconds, respectively.
Talay ran a best of 7.95 seconds for the 60 m hurdles at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships and came fifth overall, making her first championship final. Still eligible for the age category competitions, she won at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships. She missed the World Championships, but competed at the 2011 Military World Games and won in a games record time of 12.95 seconds. She claimed her first world medal at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships, taking the bronze. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she raced in the 100 m hurdles and the 4 x 100 m relay. At the 2016 Olympics, she competed in the 100 m hurdles only.
The 31st European Athletics Indoor Championships were held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, from 4 to 6 March 2011.
The 8th European Athletics U23 Championships were held on 14–17 July 2011 in the Městský stadion in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The track and field competition at the 2011 Military World Games was held from 17–23 July 2011 at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro. The programme contained 35 athletics events, 20 for men and 15 for women. The marathon races took place on 17 July while the track and field events were held in the stadium from 19–23 July.
Her personal bests are 12.41 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles (0.5 m/s, St. Polten 2018) and 7.85 seconds in the 60 metres hurdles (Prague 2015).
|2008||World Junior Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||4th||100 m hurdles||13.50 (-2.4 m/s)|
|2009||European U23 Championships||Kaunas, Lithuania||3rd||100 m hurdles||13.30 (-2.0 m/s)|
|6th||4 × 100 m relay||44.86|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||15th (sf)||60 m hurdles||8.18|
|European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||15th (sf)||100 m hurdles||DSQ|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||5th||60 m hurdles||7.98|
|European Team Championships Super League||Stockholm, Sweden||2nd||100 m hurdles||13.19|
|European U23 Championships||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1st||100 m hurdles||12.91 (-1.0 m/s)|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||3rd||60 m hurdles||7.97|
|European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||1st||100 m hurdles||12.91|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||13th (sf)||100 m hurdles||12.84|
|14th (h)||4 × 100 m relay||43.90|
|2013||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||1st||60 metres hurdles||7.94|
|Universiade||Kazan, Russia||2nd||100 m hurdles||12.78|
|World Championships||Moscow, Russia||9th (sf)||100 m hurdles||12.82|
|2014||European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||5th||100 m hurdles||12.97|
|2015||European Indoor Championships||Prague, Czech Republic||1st||60 metres hurdles||7.85 ( NR )|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||3rd||100 m hurdles||12.66 ( NR )|
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, United States||6th||60 m hurdles||8.00|
|European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||2nd||100 m hurdles||12.68|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||21st (sf)||100 m hurdles||13.66|
|2017||European Indoor Championships||Belgrade, Serbia||2nd||60 metres hurdles||7.92|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||6th||100 m hurdles||12.81|
|2018||European Championships||Berlin, Germany||2nd (sf)||100 m hurdles||12.76 1|
|2019||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, United Kingdom||15th (sf)||60 m hurdles||8.15|
1Disqualified in the final
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