Last Weeks Top 5 Women

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The first real week of indoor track and field concluded with several top world leads including Island's 18 year old running phenom's Aníta Hinriksdóttir's  2:01.81 performance in the women's 800m.

Top 5 Women from Last week

 #1 Mariya Kuchina (RUS)

Age 21

Performance: 2.00m in High Jump

IAAF Score: 1201 Points

Venue: Chelabinsk (RUS) January 16

On Thursday Kuchinha set a  World lead indoors and a new personal best mark of 2.00m at the season oping meet  'Lukasevich Memorial' in Chelabinsk, Russia. Kuchina last year took silver at the World Universiade in Kazan and will be a threat to  win gold in high jump at the World Indoors.


#2. Kamaria Brown (USA)

Age: 21

Performance: 22.96 in 200m

IAAF Score: 1180 Points

Venue: College Station, Texas January 18

The 21 year old USA sprinter set a World lead in the 200m at the Texas A&M 10 Team invitational on Saturday with a blazing time of 22.96 seconds. The Texas A&M student will be favorite to win the NCAA D1 indoor 200m title in March in Fayeteville, Arkansas. 








# 3. Cindy Billaud (FRA)

Age: 27

Performance 7.96sec in 60m Hurdles

IAAF Score: 1169 Points

Venue: Nantes (FRA) January 18

Cindy Billaud put her self back on the world's track and field stage last year when she managed to make the Worlds final in Moscow by finishing 7th in the 100m hurdles final. On Saturday the 27 year old French woman made her name shine again as she set a new PR in the 60m hurdles of 7.96 seconds and set a new world lead in Nantes on Saturday. it is the first time the athlete has gone under 8.00sec.

#4. Silke Spiegelburg (GER)

Age 27

Performance 4.71m in Pole Vault

Venue: Leverkusen (GER) January 19

IAAF Score: 1164 Points

Spiegelburg ended last week at the top of the women's world list in the women's pole vault with her 4.71m performance at the Leverkusen international indoor meeting. At world indoors in March, Germany''s best pole vaulter will finally try to make her first podium on a global scale. She finished 4th at the 2009 and 2013 World Outdoor championships and at the 2012 World Indoors and London Olympics she also finished just outside the podium.











#5. Aníta Hinriksdóttir (ISL)

Age: 18

Performance 2:01.81 in 800m

IAAF Score: 1150 Points

Venue:  Reykyavik (ISL) January 19

Aníta Hinriksdóttir last week on January, 13 she celebrated her 18th birthday. On Sunday (19) she gave her self a great birthday present when she set a new PR of 2:01.81 in the 800m indoors at the Reyjyavik indoor games setting a new national indoor record for all ages and also new world lead. Hinriksdóttir last year she won the World Youth championships in Donetsk and added to her medal count another gold when she won the European Junior Championships in the 800m.





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