Anita Hinriksdottir set a new Iceland national record for in woman’s 800m-distance run in the Rio Olympics yesterday. Hinriksdottir landed in 6th place in her group. Although her record was not enough to insure her a place in the finals, she can be proud of her accomplishments. “She ran an amazing run, one couldn’t ask for more” RUV’s commentator Sigurbjorn Arni Arngrimsson said after describing the run live. “Hinriksdottir’s group was very fast”.
Anita Hinriksdottir is an accomplished young athlete born in Reykjavik on 13th of January 1996. She has held the Iceland national record in the 800m of 2:00.49, and placed 4th in the women’s 800m at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics. On 14 July 2013 Hinriksdottir won the 800 meters 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Donetsk, Ukraine. On 20 July 2013 she won the 800 meters at the 2013 European Junior Championships in Athletics according to Wikipedia.