Winners Profiles

  • Milena Vuksanovic

    Milena Vuksanovic – Taking on all roles

    07:54

    For Milena Vuksanovic athletics isn’t just her career, it’s her life. A powerhouse of athletics-related activity, she is also determined to introduce as many people in Montenegro as possible to the sport she loves.

  • Aneliya Nuneva – Returning to her roots in athletics

    Aneliya Nuneva – Returning to her roots in athletics

    08:35

    When Aneliya Nuneva, the 100m silver medalist at the 1986 European Athletics Championships and one of Bulgaria’s most successful athletes, emigrated to the USA upon retiring from competitive sport, many could be forgiven for assuming that her contribution to track and field in her homeland was over.

  • Jessica Barbey – It’s about the club

    Jessica Barbey – It’s about the club

    14:33

    As anyone who has any sort of involvement with grassroots athletics will know, running an athletics club is tough work, but once you start, it’s difficult to stop. That’s certainly been the case for Switzerland’s Jessica Barbey.

  • Valija Drauga – Leading a javelin renaissance

    Valija Drauga – Leading a javelin renaissance

    15:00

    We often associate certain events in athletics with particular nations. Mention the steeplechase and Kenya springs to mind. Talk about sprinting and Jamaica will certainly come up. See a pole vault competition and chances are there’ll be a French or German athlete to the fore.

  • Valerie Farrugia – Motivated by helping others to succeed

    Valerie Farrugia – Motivated by helping others to succeed

    11:30

    When Valerie Farrugia first ventured down to her local track to watch her son compete in his school’s sports day, little did she know that it would be the beginning of a journey that would see her named Malta’s 2013 winner of the European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award.