Panamanian Olympic athlete Gianna Woodruff ended her 2021 season yesterday with a triumph in her specialty (400 meters hurdles) at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial, in Zagreb, Croatia.
Now, Woodruff sets as his main goal for next year the world championships in athletics, which will be held from July 15 to 24 in Oregon, United States.
“It will be the main event for her (Gianna) in 2022, so she will be focused on this competition,” said Mario Quintero, president of the Panamanian Athletics Federation (Fepat).
Quintero added that Woodruff is already classified with the achieved mark he made to qualify for the last Tokyo Olympics.
“With the mark that he made in April to qualify for the Olympic games, it also served him to earn the right to compete in the World Cup,” added Quintero.
Yesterday, Woodruff capped off his 2021 season with a win at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial, in Zagreb, Croatia, with a record of 54.67.
The Panamanian athlete had a year of consecration in her specialty, placing herself among the eight best in the world in her specialty, by finishing seventh in the final of the modality in Tokyo 2020.
His best record in the highest event in world sport was in the semifinals, in which he had a time of 54.22.
But after the Olympics, Woodruff competed in three events in the Diamond League, one of the most important athletics circuits in the world.
On August 21, he competed in the Oregon meeting, United States, in which he finished third with a time of 54.20, being his personal best and also set a National and South American Record. On August 28 he saw action in Paris, winning his test, although he had a time of 54.44.
And on September 9, she was fifth at the Zurich Meeting with a time of 54.50.