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Grit Sadeiko: Meet The Estonian Track And Field Star In Photos

Grit Sadeiko competes in a women's championship event

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 10: Grit Sadeiko of Estonia competes in the competes in the Women's Heptathlon Javelin during day four of the 24th European Athletics Championships at Olympiastadion on August 10, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This event forms part of the first multi-sport European Championships. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Grit Sadeiko has the best name at the Olympics (save for Usain Bolt, maybe). The 27-year-old Estonian is competing at the Rio Olympics in the heptathlon. Sadeiko's competition starts today.

Grit Sadeiko has been going semi-viral on Twitter today thanks to her incredible name.

Who doesn't love an athlete named "Grit"?

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Sadeiko has been competing on an international level since 2008. She started her career by winning a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the World Junior Championships in Poland that year. Sadeiko has won one gold medal in her career - she finished first at the European Athletics U23 Championships in 2011.

At the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, she finished 23rd.

Sadeiko has a younger sister, Grete Sadeiko, who is also a heptathlete. Grete Sadeiko attended Florida State.

The heptathlon competition, as mentioned previously, starts today. It consists of seven events.

Here's a rundown of the events:

  • 200 meter dash
  • 800 meter dash
  • 100 meter hurdles
  • High jump
  • Long jump
  • Shot put
  • Javelin throw

You'll be able to watch Sadeiko compete in the heptathlon starting today on NBC and its networks.

Meet Grit Sadeiko In Photos