EUGENE, Oregon.– (BUSINESS WIRE)– Het wereldwijde sportmerk PUMA heeft de 22-jarige Amerikaans-Amerikaanse atletiekatleet Abby Steiner getekend. Haar overwinning in de 200 meter finale van de US Outdoor Championships in 21,77 seconden maakt haar dit jaar de op één na snelste vrouw ter wereld op deze afstand. Ze zal deze zomer deelnemen aan de Wereldkampioenschappen atletiek in Eugene, Oregon, VS.
Abby heeft zowel het Amerikaanse indoorrecord op de 200 meter voor dames als het NCAA-record (buiten) en werd in 2018 uitgeroepen tot beste vrouwelijke atleet op de middelbare school. Ze heeft een persoonlijk record van 10,90 seconden op 100 meter en 21,77 seconden op 200 meter. Eerder dit jaar werd ze uitgeroepen tot National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year en de 2022 Honda Sport Award-winnaar voor Track & Field.
PUMA Signs Rising 200m Sprint Star Abby Steiner
EUGENE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Global sports brand PUMA has signed 22-year-old US-American track and field athlete Abby Steiner. Her victory in the 200-meter final of the US Outdoor Championships in 21.77 seconds makes her the second fastest woman in the world over this distance this year. She will compete at this summer’s World Athletic Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
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Global sports brand PUMA has signed 22-year-old US-American track and field athlete Abby Steiner. (Photo: Business Wire)
Abby holds both the women’s indoor 200 meters American record as well as the NCAA record (outdoors) and was named nations best high school female athlete in 2018. She holds personal best of 10.90 seconds over 100 meters and 21.77 seconds over 200 meters. Earlier this year, she was named the National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year and the 2022 Honda Sport Award winner for Track & Field.
Just after setting a collegiate record at the NCAA championships in June this year, Abby Steiner won her first national title in the women’s 200 meters in Eugene, Oregon, with a time of 21.77 seconds.
“Abby Steiner is one of the most exciting upcoming stars in Track and Field,” said Pascal Rolling, Head of Running Sports Marketing at PUMA. “We believe that she will have a brilliant career and we want to be by her side and support her.”
“PUMA’s list of high-performance athletes is impressive and being one of them just feels amazing,” said Abby Steiner. “I am very happy to be part of the PUMA family now and I cant wait to take off.”
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