Ksenija Balta

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Ksenija Balta
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Personal information
Full nameKsenija Balta
Born (1986-11-01) 1 November 1986 (age 33)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump, sprint, heptathlon
ClubTallinna SS Kalev
Coached by Andrei Nazarov
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Long jump: 6.87 m (NR)
Heptathlon: 6,180

Ksenija Balta (born 1 November 1986) is an Estonian long jumper, sprinter and heptathlete. She won the long jump at the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Athletics. [1]



Balta finished 14th in pentathlon at the 2005 European Indoor Championships and won the bronze medal in heptathlon at the 2005 European Junior Championships. She also competed in long jump and 100 metres at the 2006 European Championships and in long jump at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She won the gold medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships with a 6.87 meter jump in the fourth round.

Balta's personal best score in heptathlon is 6,180 points, achieved in July 2006 in Arles; in long jump 6.87 meters, achieved in 2009 in Turin (indoor) and in 2010 in Tallinn (outdoor); [2] in 100 metres 11.47, achieved in 2006 in Gothenburg; and in 200 metres 23.05 in 2006 in Arles. She holds national outdoor records in 100 metres, 200 metres and long jump. She also holds indoor national records in 50 metres, 60 m hurdles and long jump.

Her coach is Andrei Nazarov.

Major competition record

Representing Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain14th Pentathlon 3,711
European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania3rdHeptathlon5,747
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden17th (q) 100 m 11.47
23rd (q) Long jump 6.03 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China27th (q) Long jump 6.38 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany2ndLong jump6.65 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy1st Long jump 6.87 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany8th Long jump 6.62 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece5thLong jump6.58 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar4th Long jump 6.63 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 200 m DSQ
16th (q) Long jump 6.53 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States7th Long jump 6.60 m
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands4th Long jump 6.65 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil6th Long jump 6.79 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia5th Long jump 6.79 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom25th (q) Long jump 6.15 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom8th Long jump 6.57 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany6th Long jump 6.49 m

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  1. "Balta, Ksenija" (in Estonian). ESBL.
  2. Semiskar, Siim (8 August 2010). "Ksenija Balta hüppas uue Eesti rekordi" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
Preceded by
Kaia Kanepi
Epp Mäe
Estonian Female Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
Julia Beljajeva