Carolina Kluft to Long Jump at Reebok GP!, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder


Carolina Kluft, the Swedish athletic superstar, is the Jackie Joyner-Kersee of her generation. Her wins in Paris, Helsinki and Osaka were commanding. Her win in Athens was also part of the argument on where Kluft sits in the heptathlon firmament. Kluft has spent the last couple of years searching for new challenges. In an interview with her in 2007, after her win in the stiffling heat and humidty of Osaka, Japan, Kluft reminded us of two things: " No one is unbeatable," and " I want to focus on having fun."

An athletic superstar, with two feet in the real world, Kluft is a tremendous competitor. On May 30, at the Icahn Stadium, Carolina Kluft, one of the best athletes of her generation, will be competing for the first time at the Reebok Grand Prix, NYC!



NEW YORK (USA): The next weekends New York Reebok Grand Prix meeting (May 30) will see Swedish star Caroline Kluft opening her international season with a long jump competition. She will face US champion Grace Upshaw and 2005 world champion Tianna Madison among others.

Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.

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