Asdis Hjalmsdottir: Exceptionally Talented Icelandic Javelin Thrower Reveals her Success Mantra “Love what you do”

Asdis Hjalmsdottir is an Icelandic javelin thrower. She has represented her country both at 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and has also competed at the 2006, 2010 and 2012 European Championships and 2009 and 2011 World Championships.
Her personal best throw is 62.77 metres, achieved on 7 August 2012 in London during qualifying for the Olympic Games event. She is the current Icelandic record holder. She is coached by Terry McHugh.
She graduated with B.Sc. degree at the top of her class in the spring of 2009 and with M.Sc. degree at the top of her class in the beginning of 2012. Presently she lives in Zurich (Switzerland) now where she is doing her PhD in immunology at the University Hospital in Zurich.

Achievements of Asdis Hjalmsdottir
2005 Games of the Small States of Europe held at Andorra la Vella, Andorra stood 3rd in Shot put 12.74 m
1st in Discus throw 46.07 m
1st in Javelin throw 57.05 m
2007 Games of the Small States of Europe held at Fontvieille, Monaco stood 2nd in Discus throw 46.73 m
2009 Games of the Small States of Europe held at Nicosia, Cyprus stood 1st in Javelin throw 58.93 m (GR)
2013 Games of the Small States of Europe held at Luxembourg, Luxembourg stood 1st in Javelin throw 56.15 m
2015 Games of the Small States of Europe held at Reykjavik, Iceland stood 2nd in Discus throw 42.13 m
1st in Javelin throw 58.85 m


Personal Bests of Asdis Hjalmsdottir

Event Result Venue Date
60m ind. 8.25 National Championship 2010
Shot Put 15.68 Zug (SUI) 08.08.2015
Shot Put ind. 14.98 Reykjavik (ISL) 28.02.2010
Discus Throw 49.32 Kopvogur (ISL) 26.07.2015
Javelin Throw 62.77 London (GBR)  07.08.2012

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