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.