Sport Track and field
|Name Alayna Lutkovskaya|
Events Pole vault
|Born 15 March 1996 (age 19) (1996-03-15) Irkutsk, Russia|
Personal best(s) Outdoor: 4.61 m (2015) World junior outdoor record. Indoor: 4.54 m (2015) Russian junior indoor record.
Alayna Lutkovskaya (Russian: Алена Лутковская; born 15 March 1996) is a Russian pole vaulter. Lutkovskaya won gold medals at the 2014 World Junior Championships and at the 2013 European Junior Championships. Lutkovskaya has also won silver medal at the 2013 World Youth Championships. In her senior debut at the 2014 European Championships Lutkovskaya finished seventh. She jumped 4.45 m at the qualification and 4.35 m at the final.
In February 2014 Lutkovskaya broke Russian junior indoor record when she jumped 4.50 m. The previous record was 4.47 m, set by Yelena Isinbayeva back in 2001. At the 2014 World Junior Championships Lutkovskaya jumped 4.50 m which equalled the World Junior Championships record set by Angelica Bengtsson in Barcelona 2012. At the same time Lutkovskaya also equalled the Russian junior outdoor record set by Valeriya Volik in 2008.
In September 2014 European athletics announced that their panel of experts had judged the Europeans who should be the nominees for the Golden Tracks awarded to the best European male and female Rising Stars in 2014. Alayna Lutkovskaya was one of the nominees alongside the likes of Mariya Kuchina and Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Most well known male nominees were Adam Gemili and Wilhem Belocian. At the end it was Kuchina and Gemili who were rewarded with the European Athletics Rising Star at the Golden Tracks ceremony in Baku.
In February 2015 Lutkovskaya broke her own Russian junior indoor record when she jumped 4.54 m. In May 21, 2015 Lutkovskaya broke World junior outdoor record when she jumped 4.61 m. The earlier record was set only one day earlier when Robeilys Peinado had jumped 4.60 m. Lutkovskaya's jump of 4.61 m was the 3rd time in season 2015 when the previous World junior outdoor record of 4.58 m set by Angelica Bengtsson in 2012 was broken because also Nina Kennedy had broken the previous record when she jumped 4.59 m in February 2015. However Lutkovskaya's jump of 4.61 m is only World junior outdoor record because Bengtsson had jumped 4.63 m in indoor and that is also officially World junior record.
Lutkovskaya has personal bests of 4.61 m (15 ft 1 1⁄4 in) outdoors and 4.54 m (14 ft 10 1⁄2 in) indoors. She was born in Irkutsk.