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Zita Ajkler (born June 9, 1975) is a Hungarian long jumper. She is all 16X times Hungarian national champion in long jump, triple jump, heptathlon and 100-meter hurdles. Her personal best is 676 cm in long jump and 13.99 m in triple jump (the national record is 14.00 m), 13.75 s in 100-meter hurdles (wind-1.2), 8.35 s in 60-meter hurdles, and 5323 points in heptathlon.
She jumped pole vault just for fun, achieved 360 cm in training after 3 months practice, but never competed in this event. Her first big achievement was in 1998, Budapest at the European Athletics Championships where she was surprisingly 6th with PB 664 cm. Then repeated this 6th place in Vienna, at the indoor ECh in 2002. She competed at two Olympic Games: Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 but did not reach the final.
She competed three times at World University Games - Universiade, 1999. Mallorca, 2001. Beijing, 2003. Daegu (long jump, triple jump and 4X100-meter relay in all competition). She was in the final (in the best 8) in all events. Her best result was 3rd in 2003. Daegu, S-Korea in long jump. The worst result was 7th place in 2001, Beijing at triple jump.
In 2004. before the Games she injured her left (the take off leg) foot and couldn't recover for 18 months. After she started again to train in 2005.autumn, 4 days before the 1st competition she broke her right ankle (triple jump take off leg) in January 2006. She couldn't return with full health after two surgeries at the end of 2007, but after all tried to reach the Olympic qualification level in 2008. what was 665 cm. Jumped only 645 cm and didn't reach the standard, so missed her third Olympics.
In 2010. she won European Masters Championships in Nyíregyháza in triple jump and was 2nd in long jump. She is retired but returned and competed for last time in 2014. March at the indoor World Masters Championships in Budapest. First she won the triple jump then the long jump too. After this she finished her sport career as a track and field athlete.
Now she's working at sport TV channel Eurosport in Hungary. She is a commentator for track and field, figure skating and extreme sports. She is also a physical conditioning-coordination coach, helping the national women's sabre team.
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||6th||Long jump||6.64 m|
|1999||Universiade||Palma de Mallorca, Spain||5th||Long jump||6.46 m|
|2000||European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||12th (q)||Long jump||6.29 m|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||24th (q)||Long jump||6.36 m|
|2001||Universiade||Beijing, China||4th||Long jump||6.51 m|
|7th||Triple jump||13.69 m|
|2002||European Indoor Championships||Vienna, Austria||6th||Long jump||6.48 m|
|21st (q)||Triple jump||13.34 m|
|European Championships||Munich, Germany||15th (q)||Long jump||6.16 m|
|2003||Universiade||Daegu, South Korea||3rd||Long jump||6.38 m|
|6th||Triple jump||13.42 m|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||16th (q)||Long jump||6.44 m|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||26th (q)||Long jump||6.39 m|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||23rd (q)||Triple jump||12.42 m|
- Long jump - 6.76 m (2004)
- Triple jump - 13.99 m (2002)
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