Alina Talay

Alina Talay

Alina Talay in Pedro's Cup in Łódź (2016)
Personal information
Nationality Belarusian
Born (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989
Orsha, Soviet Union
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres hurdles
Coached by Viktor Myasnikov.[2]
Philip Winfried (2015–)[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m hurdles: 12.66

Alina Henadzeuna Talay (Belarusian: Аліна Генадзеўна Талай; born 14 May 1989) is a Belarusian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.


She was fourth in the event at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics and won the bronze medal at the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships a year after. Talay began competing in the senior ranks in 2009 2010 and was a semi-finalist in the 60 metres hurdles at the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships. She dipped under 13 seconds for the 100 m hurdles for the first time in 2010 and ended the year having a personal best of 12.87 seconds. That year she was a semi-finalist at both the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2010 European Athletics Championships.[4]

Talay ran a best of 7.95 seconds for the 60 m hurdles at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships and came fifth overall, making her first championship final. Still eligible for the age category competitions, she won at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships. She missed the World Championships, but competed at the 2011 Military World Games and won in a games record time of 12.95 seconds. She claimed her first world medal at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships, taking the bronze.

Her personal bests are 12.66 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles (-0.3 m/s, Beijing 2015) and 7.85 seconds in the 60 metres hurdles (Prague 2015).

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belarus
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 100 m hurdles 13.50 (-2.4 m/s)
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd 100 m hurdles 13.30 (-2.0 m/s)
6th 4 × 100 m relay 44.86
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 15th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.18
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 15th (sf) 100 m hurdles DSQ
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 60 m hurdles 7.98
European Team Championships Super League Stockholm, Sweden 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.19
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 100 m hurdles 12.91 (-1.0 m/s)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.97
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 100 m hurdles 12.91
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.84
14th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.90
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 60 metres hurdles 7.94
Universiade Kazan, Russia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.78
World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.82
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 5th 100 m hurdles 12.97
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 1st 60 metres hurdles 7.85
World Championships Beijing, China 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.66
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 6th 60 m hurdles 8.00
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.68


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