Malen Ruiz de Azua

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Malen Ruiz de Azua Malen Ruiz de Azua

The Gipuzkoan pole vaulter Malen Ruiz de Azua is one of the main national figures in her event. She started practicing athletics when she was 10 years old in the municipality of Mondragón, where she is from, and a little later she opted for pole vaulting despite her small physique in those early days.

In 2012 she was proclaimed Spanish national champion for the first time, in youth category, and a year later she made her international debut with the Spanish team at the European Junior Championships in Rieti, also participating at the World Junior Championships in Eugene in 2014. In 2017 she qualified for the final at the European U23 Championship in Bydgoszcz, reaching 9th place, which has been her best international result so far.

She already has three Spanish national senior titles, all of them indoors, and another four outdoor medals (two silver and two bronze), while she continues to grow as athlete to aspire to the track and field major events in the coming years.

Sponsors

Valencia Club de Atletismo

Personal information

Name

Malen Ruiz de Azua Larrinaga

Date of birth

17 de noviembre de 1995

Place of birth

MondragónEspaña

Weight / Height

59kg / 1.72m

Discipline

Pole vault

Club

Valencia Club de Atletismo

Coach

Jonathan Pérez

Malen Ruiz de Azua
2021
2nd at the European Team Championships in pole vault
Silesia 🇵🇱
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Getafe 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor champion in pole vault
Ourense 🇪🇸
2020
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in pole vault
Madrid 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Ourense 🇪🇸
2019
Spanish indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
2018
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Getafe 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor champion in pole vault
Valencia 🇪🇸
2017
9th at the European U23 Championships in pole vault
Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Barcelona 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor champion in pole vault
Salamanca 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor champion in pole vault
Madrid 🇪🇸
2016
4th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Gijón 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 outdoor champion in pole vault
Toledo 🇪🇸
Bronze at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Madrid 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor champion in pole vault
San Sebastián 🇪🇸
2015
Qualification round in pole vault at the European U23 Championships
Tallinn 🇪🇪
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in pole vault
Castellón 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 outdoor champion in pole vault
Tarragona 🇪🇸
8th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
2014
Qualification round in pole vault at the World Junior Championships
Eugene 🇺🇸
Spanish Junior outdoor champion in pole vault
Castellón 🇪🇸
10th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Sabadell 🇪🇸
Spanish Junior indoor champion in pole vault
San Sebastián 🇪🇸
2013
Qualification round in pole vault at the European Junior Championships
Rieti 🇮🇹
7th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Alcobendas 🇪🇸
Spanish Junior outdoor champion in pole vault
Castellón 🇪🇸
5th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Sabadell 🇪🇸
Spanish Junior indoor champion in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
2012
Spanish Youth outdoor champion in pole vault
Aranjuez 🇪🇸
Spanish Youth indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Valencia 🇪🇸
2011
Bronze at the Spanish Youth Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Granollers 🇪🇸
Spanish Youth indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Zaragoza 🇪🇸

Achievements

Three-time Spanish indoor champion

Two silver and two bronze medals at the Spanish Outdoor Championship

9th at the European U23 Championships (Bydgoszcz 2017)

Spanish Youth, Junior and U23 champion

Personal bests

Pole vault 4.47 (2021)
Pole vault (indoor) 4.43 (2021)
2021
2nd at the European Team Championships in pole vault
Silesia 🇵🇱
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Getafe 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor champion in pole vault
Ourense 🇪🇸
2020
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in pole vault
Madrid 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Ourense 🇪🇸
2019
Spanish indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
2018
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Getafe 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor champion in pole vault
Valencia 🇪🇸
2017
9th at the European U23 Championships in pole vault
Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Barcelona 🇪🇸
Spanish indoor champion in pole vault
Salamanca 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor champion in pole vault
Madrid 🇪🇸
2016
4th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Gijón 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 outdoor champion in pole vault
Toledo 🇪🇸
Bronze at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Madrid 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor champion in pole vault
San Sebastián 🇪🇸
2015
Qualification round in pole vault at the European U23 Championships
Tallinn 🇪🇪
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in pole vault
Castellón 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 outdoor champion in pole vault
Tarragona 🇪🇸
8th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
2014
Qualification round in pole vault at the World Junior Championships
Eugene 🇺🇸
Spanish Junior outdoor champion in pole vault
Castellón 🇪🇸
10th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Sabadell 🇪🇸
Spanish Junior indoor champion in pole vault
San Sebastián 🇪🇸
2013
Qualification round in pole vault at the European Junior Championships
Rieti 🇮🇹
7th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Alcobendas 🇪🇸
Spanish Junior outdoor champion in pole vault
Castellón 🇪🇸
5th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in pole vault
Sabadell 🇪🇸
Spanish Junior indoor champion in pole vault
Antequera 🇪🇸
2012
Spanish Youth outdoor champion in pole vault
Aranjuez 🇪🇸
Spanish Youth indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Valencia 🇪🇸
2011
Bronze at the Spanish Youth Outdoor Championship in pole vault
Granollers 🇪🇸
Spanish Youth indoor vice-champion in pole vault
Zaragoza 🇪🇸

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