Alexandra Burghardt – Qualifies for Tokyo 2021

Alexandra Burghardt

The German Sprinter is our first feature for the week’s track beauty; besides, a new section of our site is dedicated to Female Track and Field athletes from around the world.

The German Sprinter is our first feature for the week’s track beauty; besides, a new section of our site is dedicated to Female Track and Field athletes from around the world.

Burghardt qualifies for the Olympics.

Alexandra Burghardt has been named in the German Team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in 100 and 4×100 meters. She was also aiming for 200 meters but didnt qualify in that event. Nevertheless, it has been a splendid season for the 27-year-old who broke both her 100m and 200m long-time Personal bests with 11.14 and 23.00 this year. The former hurdler’s previous bests were 11.32 (2015) and 23.46 (2019).
In the Process, Burghardt also won her first senior German 100 and 200m national Titles in June at Braunschweig.

Interview

We asked Alexandra Burghardt about her quest to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the 100,200 and 4×100 relays. Surprisingly at the 2017 World Relays Event in the Bahamas, Alex was part of the German team that won gold in the 4×100.

 

 

So the 23-year-old is a sprinter/hurdler with best times of 11.32 in the 100 and 13.41 in the 100 Hurdles.

And the tall, muscular German girl stands at 1.81m, almost 6 feet tall, and weighs 70kg.

Besides, in 2018, Burghardt decided to focus on the 100 and 200. She set a new 200 PB of 23.57 at Claremont on 23 April.

One of her highest achievements was competing in the 4×100 at the World Championships in Beijing, finishing a credible 5th place.

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While Focusing on the Hurdles as a junior. At 17, Burghardt won gold at the European Championships in the 4×100.

The following year (2012), she took silver in the World Juniors in Barcelona’s 4×100. While at the European U20 Champs in 2015 Estonia, she took silver in the 100m in 11.54 and Gold in the 4×100.

Also, more recently, in 2017.

Burghardt was part of the Gold-winning German squad in the 4×100 at the World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas.

Burghardt runs for the German Club MTG Manheim. Valerij Bauer and Angela Salzinger coach her.

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.leichtathletik.de
  3. http://athletics.addu.edu.ph
  4. http://athletics.addu.edu.ph
  5. Alexandra Burghardt.Instagram

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