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May, 2014

Darya Klishina wins the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo

Since 2012, Seiko has been proud to sponsor one of the rising stars of international athletics, the Russian long jumper, Darya Klishina. Seiko first saw her potential in 2007, when she won gold at the World Youth Championships at the age of 17. Since then, Darya has made steady progress through the ranks of her sport, winning the European Indoor title in 2011, retaining it in 2013 and coming fourth in the World Indoors in 2012. Seiko has served as the official timing and measurement partner at many of the events where Darya has met with success, including the last World Championships in Moscow where Darya narrowly missed a medal.

On May 11th, Sunday, Darya competed in the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo and won the event with a superb leap of 6.88, the leading jump in the world so far this year. We offer to Darya and her team of coaches our delighted congratulations!

We are now entering the third year of our partnership with Darya, and we are doing all we can to support her as she looks to progress further in the coming months and years. This season bodes well for Darya. Since last Autumn, she has based her training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and it seems to be paying dividends. Darya will be competing in several IAAF Golden League events this year and in the European Championships in August. We wish her every success!

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