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Jo Pavey of Great Britain became oldest-ever woman to win Gold in European Championships

Aug 14, 2014 14:37 IST

Jo Pavey of Great Britain became the oldest-ever woman to win a Gold medal in European Championships. She achieved this feat when she won Gold medal in 10000 meter running at European Championship 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland on 12 August 2014.

Jo Pavey at 40 years, 10 months and 23 days surpassed Irina Khabarova of Russia (40 years and 23 days) to become oldest female European champion. Khabarova had the Gold Medal in 4 X 100 meter relay in 2006.

About Jo Pavey

  • She won a Bronze in 2014 Commonwealth Games in 10000-meter and a Silver medal in 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 5000 meter long-distance run.
  • She won Silver medal in 10000 meter long-distance run at European Championship held in Helsinki, Finland in 2012.
  • She is a four time Olympian.
  • Jo Pavey was born in Honiton, United Kingdom on 20 September 1973.

About European Championship

  • The European Athletics Championship is an international athletics event organised by the European Athletics Association.
  • First European Championship was held in Turin, a city of Italy in 1934.
  • Until 2010, the Championship was used to be held every four years. Since 2010, it is held every two years.

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