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Athletics - 22. July 2008.

Vlasic is the European Female Athlete of the Month of June

Croatian High Jump queen Blanka Vlasic was voted the European Female Athlete of the Month for June.

Vlasic, who is the current World Indoor & Outdoor High Jump Champion and European Athlete of the Year for 2007, is currently dominating not only her event but the sport in general with a winning streak of 32 competitions.

Vlasic is the  European Female Athlete of the Month of June


In June, the 24-year-old won not only all five of the competitions she entered, but cleared the 2m barrier in each one with 2.03m her least successful competition!

She started the month with a 2.03m victory at the Golden League in Berlin, followed up with a 2.04m victory in Oslo, then cleared 2.05 in Ostrava, had another 2.03m clearance in Russia and ended the month with a World leading 2.06m clearance at the European Cup in Istanbul.

Barring injury, she is one of the hottest of hot favourites to win the Olympic Gold in Beijing.

The runners-up in the women's poll were Polish pole vaulter Monika Pyrek and Spain's latest hurdles sensation Josephine Onyia.

The European Athlete of the Month initiative was launched in January 2007 and is designed to recognise outstanding performers at all levels of the sport in Europe.

European Athletics will name a male and female winner each month and feature the athlete on the European Athletics website. Selections are based on votes by the public, the media and a panel of European Athletics experts with each counting for 33.3% of the final vote.

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http://www.european-athletics.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6548&Itemid=2
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