|Erika Kinsey giving autographs after her win|
Olympic hopeful Mrs. Kinsey won Lunda Jump
She was the only one to take 1.87 in the strong field.
- The feeling was good but not really the result, she thought.
Kinsey came just a few days ago from the United States for European competitions. The closest will be the GP competitions in Oslo and Stockholm. She has already taken the European Championship qualifying limit of 1.90 this year and is also formally qualified for the Olympics. But still do not coach Karin Tower Klint made some competitions.
Mentally strengthened by the stake at the World Cup takes high jumper Erika Kinsey now view the summer's European Championships and the Olympics. Then she leaves the United States for Nälden."I travel a lot and competitions, so nice to come home to Mom and Dad in between."
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Erika Kinsey looking forward to this summer's competitions, European Championships and Olympic Games as the major targets.
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Autumn and winter effort was a roller coaster for Erika Kinsey era of both illness and injury . But the ultimate goal, the World Championships in Portland, Oregon, was in many ways a real treat.
Despite the least bad conditions took Erika Kinsey 1.93 meters, the new personal indoor record, and finished eighth .
- I'm very happy with the World Cup. It became the only two races before and it was almost the only thing I could jump on all winter, and on the other that did not fit the shoulder at all, says Erika Kinsey, who now find extra mental strength from the insert.
- After all the hassles and that it felt so good, so it was so nice that it could go well in any case, and that I could do the Persians. It is good to think back on, that not everything needs to be perfect, but it's just to go in and jump, Erika says Kinsey.
Despite diseases, injuries and problems with the shoulder that bothered charging Erika Kinsey made a really strong race and came eighth in the high jump during the World Indoor Championships in Athletics in Portland, Oregon, United States. She passed the new Olympic qualifiers limit of 1.93 meters, which was also a new personal best indoors.
Jessica Gow / TT
Further positive news to be lifting came a few weeks ago. After six or seven months of waiting, she got when her long-awaited "green card" in the United States.
- It's really nice. Now I can even take a job on the side here if I would like it, leave the country again , and take the license, even here in the US, says Erika Kinsey, who in winter moved with her husband and coach Daniel Kinsey Cleveland, Ohio.
For summer bet so she turns back to Sweden and Nälden again. Exactly when is a little unclear yet.
- I had intended to do two races before I go home, but we'll see how it goes. For the Diamond League in Eugene in late May, I stand on the waiting list, so I do not expect to jump there, says Erika Kinsey.
The first race will now perhaps on the way home instead. Tourism is scheduled to Oslo in early June with the hope that the jump in the Bislett games where 9 June.
Bauhaus Awards in Stockholm on June 16, also part of the Diamond League, is completed . But then the schedule depends on how it goes.
Erika Kinsey hope in place both at the European Championships in Amsterdam and Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the summer.
Competition in Sweden in the women is fierce with the World Cup-fifth Sofie Skoog and comeback spirit Emma Green and Ebba Jungmark as tough opponents in the fight for tickets to the major objectives - the European Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in July and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , in August.
- It is difficult to have any planning. EM, I would really love to do, but Sweden has only three points and qualification for 1.90, we can be more capable. For OS've also SOK their demands. It depends on the shape, but can of course be that it must not be at the European Championships, but comes to the Olympics, or vice versa, says Erika Kinsey.
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Between races, the 28-year-old stopover at home with mom and dad, Asa and Thomas Wiklund, in Nälden. A peaceful and comfortable base for Erika Kinsey, who has a very different security in their efforts now then even SOK, the Swedish Olympic Committee, took her in their support programs .
- Really nice! I too have had great support from the club, Trångsviken IF, and together do it now that I can focus entirely on the high jump. Go and get a massage, have a mental coach, and attend a camp, which is now four weeks in Florida, I had not been able to otherwise, Erika says Kinsey.
Unlike the start of last season so the focus is now entirely on the high jump, in terms of competition. There will be no long jump or triple jump.
- There is not time. But in practice I run sometimes a bit length, where I jump with the other foot. It is good for both the body and head with something else, says Erika Kinsey, the former hockey player in the winter also broken off some skates and more.
But now the focus is on high altitudes to reach anywhere until Rio.
- It was nice to take the Olympic qualifiers border again at the World Cup, so I've taken it this year and shown that I is stable at that level. But hope to have it even in one of the competition and be happy at the beginning, says Erika Kinsey, who is set to complete:
- It'll be a fun summer!
|Erika Kinsey Portland, Oregon USA IAAF World Indoors 2016|
Kinsey pursues Olympic dreams at World competition By MARQUIS JONES Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Central Missouri track and field athletes have had a memorable 2015. With the Jennies winning both indoor and outdoor championships earlier this year, former Jennie track and field athlete Erika Kinsey had the opportunity of a lifetime to compete in Beijing for the IAAF World Championships of track and field. After capturing both the indoor and outdoor NCAA National Championships in the high jump in 2015 and helping the Jennies to their first ever track and field championships, Kinsey competed for Sweden, her native country, for a chance to make Worlds. “I was so tired from the season here (at UCM),” Kinsey said “So I just wanted to go home, rest and get ready for next season. But then I got the chance to compete for the Swedish team and was really exciting to do that and it went unbelievably (well).” Unbelievable is right. In June, she jumped a personalbest 1.97m (6’ 5.5”) at the European Athletics Team Championships. That mark helped Kinsey qualify for the World Championships. “After that jump, I couldn’t believe it because it was unreal,” Kinsey said. “It was like a whole new world, getting invites to Diamond League and I was thinking if I should come back to school. That was my plan before I left for the summer, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to do Diamond League.” Choosing track first, Kinsey traveled the world, going to places like Sweden, Germany, Brazil, Japan and China. Even though Kinsey had been inseason for nine months so far, she stayed positive and remembered her dream to one day compete in the Olympics. Before Worlds, Kinsey wanted to be home more than ever to just sit and relax with friends and family who she had not seen in over year. “I was really happy to see family and friends,” Kinsey said. “But at the same time when you like Warrensburg and everything here, I was just stressed and needed to go back to Sweden. When I was home, I missed the team and training with everyone back in Warrensburg.” Kinsey wasn’t the only UCM track athlete competing this summer. Senior thrower Heavin Warner and multi event athlete Kurtis Brondyke, assistant coach, both competed in the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. “It’s amazing that we have such world class athletes competing on the same team,” Warner said. “It’s inspiring and great to see that even though this is a small town,” Kinsey said. “It has great people and great athletes. It’s great to see people to strive for their dreams and actually get there.” Finishing her training in Japan, Kinsey entered the World Championships ranked in the top 10. The IAAF World Championship was hosted in Beijing, China Aug. 2230. Kinsey competed in the women’s high jump qualification Aug. 27 to earn a spot for the finals. Competing for her native country, Sweden, Kinsey cleared her best mark of 1.89m (62.25) on her first attempt, but she did not qualify for the final round after missing a mark of 1.92m (6.3). If Kinsey cleared that mark, she would have tied for first in her heat and qualified for finals. “I didn’t do as good as I hoped for and wanted, but it’s been a nine month season,” Kinsey said. “Itried to train but my body didn’t answer, I tried to rest, but my body didn’t answer, so I was hoping for the best. Even though I didn’t do as good, I’m really happy with the whole season. In the U.S., with the two national champions, and to go back to Sweden and finally compete for them and take my old PR, it was fun.” Kinsey finished No. 13 in the world rankings. Eager to get back home, Kinsey wants to relax and spend some time with her husband, UCM track and field graduate assistant coach, Daniel Kinsey. She also looks forward to having fun on weekends and skating, which she loves. Head coach Kip Janvrin said he is proud of athletes competing beyond NCAA competitions. “Anytime an athlete competes beyond the NCAA championships, that’s a great sign because that means they’re a phenomenal athlete,” Janvrin said. “Erika is there, she competed in the world championships, and the things she accomplished this year were way above and beyond Division II.” Perusing her dream of competing for her Sweden in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Brazil, Kinsey has already qualified in the high jump. “I already qualified for the standards in the indoor worlds and Olympics, that has made me happy and not stressed,” Kinsey said. Janvrin said it is great to see Kinsey qualify. “She has the Olympic A standard,” said Janvirn. “If, in her case, she is jumping well and improving her fitness, she will compete for Sweden in the Olympics games, which is awesome.” Not forgetting the start of her season back in Warrensburg, Kinsey returned on Sept. 20 and was welcomed by old and new teammates as she watched both the Mules and Jennies track teams take home the annual athletics karaoke trophies. “It feels good to be back here,” Kinsey said. “Right now I’m not training. In a few weeks I will be back and joining the team for workouts to start my training. Being around the team will be great because I need someone to train with.”
Erika Kinsey finished third in the Diamond LeagueLink
Women's High Jump 1. Anna Chicherova (Russia) 2:03 2. Ruth Beitia (Spain) 1.94 3. Erika Kinsey (Sweden) 1.94 4. Svetlana Shkolina (Russia) 1.94 5. Svetlana Radzivil (Uzbekistan) 1.91 5. Ana Simic ( Croatia) 1.91 7. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch (Germany) 1.88 8. The Liver Spencer (St. Lucia) 1.88 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3155282/Athletics-Meeting-Lausanne-men-women-results.html#ixzz3fR0Rs419
Published: July 9, 2015 20:48
This evening iodide Erika Kinsey Diamond League debut in Lausanne. And she delivered again.
She managed 1.91 in the second attempt and Eventually stayed at 1.94, as she passed into third.Kinsey then had a good second attempt at 1.97 - but failed to clear the height.
"A great feeling now"
- Mentally, I feel completely exhausted. I've gone and been nervous for a whole week and been tense. It feels great - a great feeling now, afterwards, says Kinsey.
She Says That the nerves dropped a piece of When She Came Into the arena.
- I was not as nervous then. I was almost calm, and then I was a bit worried - I'll have to take now.
1.94 was enough to finish a third place.
- I actually did not know that I was third. I thought I was fifth or anything, I was just inside my little world. It's a blast.
2007 Erika Kinsey JEM gold - just because two years later end with athletics. Now she's back with a vengeance.
"The dreams I have"
- Everything HAS BEEN very tumultuous. It has been incredibly much and I do not want it mentally to be a pressure That it was the load. Then I was not very good at managing it. Now I'll go in with the attitude That attention musts Strengthen me instead, I Must Be Able to put energy on the right things.
Erika Kinsey HAS quickly emerged as a medal candidate for the World Cup in China in August.
- The Hopes and dreams I have. When I'm on stage, I'm a competitive person who hates losing. But I begin to think That I'm a medal hope so cover it up.
- The goal is there. When I'm in there, I'll go to pray in the top.
Erika Wiklund Kinsey Aftonbladet, July 4, 2015
Congratulations Erika. Congratulations!
|Erika Kinsey, Nationals|
|Erika Kinsey, UCM, the University of Central Missouri, |
Warrensburg, Missouri USA
University of Central Missouri UCM's Erika Kinsey Qualifies for Track and Field World Championships Women's Track & Field
Posted: 6/22/2015 1:57:00 PM WARRENSBURG, Mo.
Three time NCAA champion Erika Kinsey Continues to Reach New Heights Long after winning the NCAA high jump championship in May. Kinsey competed this past weekend at the European Athletics Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia where she placed fourth in the high jump with a Personal Best 1.97 m (6 '5.5 "). She overpriced qualified for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships later this summer. Kinsey twice broke her personnel record at the meet, first jumping 1.94m, the IAAF qualifying standards, before clearing 1.97 meters on her third attempt. Kinsey overpriced took an attempt at 1.99m Which would have tied her for second-best in the world in 2015. As it stands, her country of 1.97 Currently friendlyness her tied for third this year. The country overpriced would have Sets a new NCAA Division II record. Competing for Central Missouri this past year, Kinsey helped the Jennies to their first NCAA team championships in school history, as UCM KRW Both the indoor and outdoor national titles. Kinsey was three times crowned a National Champion and won six All-American awards. Kinsey will represent her native country of Sweden at the IAAF World Championships Which take place August 22-30 from Beijing, China. Copyright © 2015 University of Central Missouri
In high school: Won the 2007 European Junior Championship in the high jump and the 2007 Swedish Junior Indoor title in the high jump ... also captured the 2006 Swedish Junior Championship In the same event ... also competed in ice hockey and soccer.
Staff: Physical Education and Corporate Fitness major ... Daughter of Thomas and Åsa Wiklund.
Erika Kinsey, National Triple Jump Champion
UCM, Warrensburg, MO
Erika Kinsey, National Champion High Jump
Erika Kinsey and Brittany Kallenberger
Personal Best - OUTDOOR
PERFORMANCE WIND PLACE DATE
High Jump 1.97 Cheboksary (Olimpiyskiy) 21 JUN 2015
Long Jump 6:04 +1.8 Gavle 10 SEP 2005
Personal Best - INDOOR
PERFORMANCE WIND PLACE DATE
High Jump 1.90 Birmingham, AL 14 MAR 2015
High Jump 1.90 Warrensburg, MO 30 JAN 2015
Pentathlon 3721 Gothenburg 16 MAR 2008
|Erika Kinsey, National Triple Jump Champion|
UCM, Warrensburg, MO
|Erika Kinsey, National Champion High Jump|
|Erika Kinsey and Brittany Kallenberger|
|Personal Best - OUTDOOR|
|High Jump||1.97||Cheboksary (Olimpiyskiy)||21 JUN 2015|
|Long Jump||6:04||+1.8||Gavle||10 SEP 2005|
|Personal Best - INDOOR|
|High Jump||1.90||Birmingham, AL||14 MAR 2015|
|High Jump||1.90||Warrensburg, MO||30 JAN 2015|
|Pentathlon||3721||Gothenburg||16 MAR 2008|
Jennie 'Kinsey heads to World Meet
Mrs. Kinsey: "still feels unreal"
Erika Kinsey, 27, surprised everyone on Team Championships, finishing off with 1.97 - New Personal Best by five centimeters.
On Tuesday she's Their World Cup ticket.
- I'm trying to understand this, but it still feels unreal, says Kinsey.
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Remember Erika Wiklund Who Won JEM gold in the high jump in 2007? She ended with athletics just two years later.
But slowly but surely, Mrs Kinsey, as she is now called, found Their way back to the sport - and now suddenly does everything for the forms super talent.
"I have no words"
Load running, she jumped 1.92 and beat his seven year old Personal Best.
And yesterday she struck Into the absolute world elite.
27-year-old Competing for Trångsviken IF jumped first 1.94 on Team Championship in Russian Cheboksary. Then she even 1.97 in the last attempt.
Kinsey is completely ceilings When The SPORT-Expressen reach her shortly after the race.
- I have no words, really, she says, laughing.
- God, what fun it was to race!
She says the key to success was not to get excited so much. To just jump calmly and methodically.
- When the bar low at 1.97 so I just thought: "This is not impossible." I just tried to do exactly the same thing I did at 1.94 and be very relaxed. And it worked! When I landed on the mattress I just thought " Is it true? " I was completely shocked!
Third in the World
Erika Kinsey is now third in the world this year. And she is overpriced third in Sweden through the ages, by Kajsa Bergqvist (2:06) and Emma Green (2.01).
- Oops, I did not even know it. Awesome!
Giant Hope Also Means That She can now begin to Prepare for the World Cup in Beijing in August. She has managed the qualification and Coach Karin Tower Klint tells Expressen: That Kinsey will be picked clean officially on Tuesday.
"I never stopped fighting"
Erika Kinsey himself is Difficult to look ahead right now. She wants to stay in the present.
- World Championships? I do not even know what to say. First I Must Know That I did this. The key to Proceed to jump high enough just to do the same thing here. Think's too much, you can not. I just think That You should have fun and drive on.
It was namely the Mental That haunted her When She chose to take a break from athletics after his JEM gold.
- It locked up. I did maybe too much and was not really good When It came. So it feels extra fun to jump well at a big competition with the national team now. It feels like a really big win for me, says Kinsey, WHO During Their Stay including playing ice hockey in Norway and in the United States.
- I think there breaker Strengthened me. I have learned a lot over the years. I have had setbacks in my career, but I have never stopped fighting and now I finally get paid for it.