HUSS student Xénia Krizsán finishes fourth in heptathlon at World Athletics Championships

Xénia Krizsán, current student of the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) at the MSc coach training competed brilliantly and almost won bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

What a run it was! Xénia Krizsán, who is currently attending the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) at the MSc coach training, was celebrated by Hungarian fans in the heptathlon event at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Sunday. She had a chance of winning a bronze medal for Hungary but finally she finished at the fourth place.

The 30-year-old Hungarian sports star put in an outstanding performance in the 800m flat race at the National Athletics Centre, suddenly thinking she could be in the top three when she crossed the finish line only to be beaten by the Dutch Anouk Vetter who finished just 22 points ahead. 

“The fans have given me a lot of confidence, I didn't even know such a feeling existed. Although the 800m run went very well, it's the most painful part event, it takes a huge amount of spirit. For a moment I thought I'd won a medal, but fourth place is the biggest success of my career. I'm so happy", she said.

The other Hungarian contester Rita Nemes finished tenth with an excellent performance with a personal best at her first adult World Athletics Championships.


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